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Old 09-09-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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It is terrible and totally unfair to newcomers, but the auto lobby pushed it and the GA legislature has never said no to the business lobbyists so it is what it is. Welcome to GA...now pay up as an individual. Want an exemption to taxation as a business...Fine, we will pass a constitutional amendment giving you that, but as an individual...nope. Pay your (and a few others') share.

We get what our voters continue to vote for.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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How about this:

I just moved from DC to Atlanta. I lease a car, which made sense at the time since owning a car in DC is basically optional (many use public transportation). I have 10 more lease payments before I have to turn in the car. The cost of tag/title is $1,200. It's not like I'm leasing a Mercedes - it's a 2014 Toyota Rav4, pretty much the definition of modest. So, I basically have to pay $1,200, only to turn around in 10 months and pay the whole thing over again. I might as well just take Uber and leave my car unregistered in my garage.

If I leased the car in Georgia, it would be Toyota that was responsible for paying the TAVT and they would build the cost into my monthly lease payment. $1,200 over 36 payments is a lot more attractive - even if Toyota hiked the prorated amount up a couple dollars a month (from $33 to $35, for instance).

For all you would-be economists: yes, maybe residents see the benefit of this over the course of four years. Leases are usually three years. Do you think that dealerships noticed that? The average car ownership length is four years - do you think they missed that? To claim that this is a benefit to the state is ridiculous.

I have several friends who are looking to do a similar DC exodus and are debating where to live. You better believe this is something I am going to tell them about when they ask for my opinion of Georgia.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle/Dahlonega
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Reading through the rules if I move to Georgia with my 1977 vehicle tiled from another state and never been titled in Georgia I only have to pay 1% TAVT. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Reading through the rules if I move to Georgia with my 1977 vehicle tiled from another state and never been titled in Georgia I only have to pay 1% TAVT. Can anyone confirm this?
Correct. Cars built from 1963 to 1985 only pay a 1% title tax on the. Fair market value of the car.

If it's older than 1963, then there is no tax ... But it also can't receive a title at all by law. Not sure what other laws apply in that situation.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Seattle/Dahlonega
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Thanks
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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We just moved to the Augusta area and can choose whether to live in GA or SC. It looks like SC will win.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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For all the folks who "won't move here" because of the ad valorem tax, ok fine don't. We have almost 10 million residents and don't need or want poor people who can't carry their weight. Like many other taxes, it's the cost of doing business. Judas Priest, all the crybabies, stay away.
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