If you live in California, you know what I'm talking about. My registration for 2011 on my 2007 R1200RT is a whopping $217. That's more than my car! It ain't right, I'm telling you!
In the peoples republic of Mecklinburg County North Carolina where I live the property taxes are not low as far as I'm concerned. About $6,000 per year for my dump plus the sales tax is 8.5% up to 9.5% depending on what you buy. The personal property tax on my LT is $110 per year plus the registration fee of about $25 for a total $135 each year.racer7 said:In NC we have fairly high income tax (matches MA and is close to NY), vehicles are taxed as property based on value (my 08 RT is about $100 this year), plus registration fees (not much),. But we do have lower property taxes than many places and an about average sales tax.
Barry5k said:If you live in California, you know what I'm talking about. My registration for 2011 on my 2007 R1200RT is a whopping $217. That's more than my car! It ain't right, I'm telling you!
Yes we shall! They've already taxed our asses, so "sunshine" will be next.messenger13_ver2 said:Shall we call it a "Sunshine Tax"?
Sure, I'll "attack the issue:" Reg has always "been high in CA." Instead of "a myriad of reasons for it," however, I can think of only TWO:Barry5k said:Registration has always been high in California, and there is a myriad of reasons for it just as the decline in California's budget can be contributed to a number of state and national issues. Whether you are on the right or left, you can make your case. Let's choose to understand there are differences and to respect each other as individuals.
I started this thread to just vent on the high cost of registration, and of course there are political undertones to the high cost, that goes without saying. It's in all our interests to keep the political bashing to a more civil tone here. There are other places to vent your anger and disgust with the other side!
So please attack the issue, but there is always more to it! I'm just sayin..........