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Old 01-11-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Here in WV, it's called Personal Property Tax on vehicles - we pay per year for a 2002 Chevy Malibu and a 2003 Toyota Matrix - $212.43.

They do pull the wheels and brake drums here on inspection - that's $7.00
License plates cost $30. per year
Insurance runs for both vehicles $919.00 per year through Erie Insurance, cheapest with the best coverage around here.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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Here in WV, it's called Personal Property Tax on vehicles - we pay per year for a 2002 Chevy Malibu and a 2003 Toyota Matrix - $212.43.

They do pull the wheels and brake drums here on inspection - that's $7.00
License plates cost $30. per year
Insurance runs for both vehicles $919.00 per year through Erie Insurance, cheapest with the best coverage around here.
IN MAINE THE LIST PRICE (VALUE) OR STICKER PRICE OF OF THE CAR STAYS CONSTANT BUT THE MIL RATE GOES DOWN EACH PASSING YEAR. THE LOWEST MIL RATE IS 4$.....MEANING IF YOUR CAR STICKER PRICE WAS 20000 BUT IS 10 YEARS OLD AND ONLY WORTH 2000 YOU WILL STILL PAY $80 EACH AND EVERY YEAR FOR EVER OR UNTIL YOU GET RID OF THE CAR.

MY TWO OLD CARS WERE ONCE EXPENSIVE CARS (I BOUGHT BOTH USED). SO NOW I HAVE BOTTOMED OUT IN EXCISE TAX AT 180$ AND 145$ RESPECTIVELY. THATS WHAT I'LL PAY AS LONG AS I CONTINUE TO OWN THEM
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Vehicle insurance in Maine is a bargain because there are over 40 companies to choose from, auto theft is very low and odds are that a vehicle you hit is a clunker.
I pay a LOT more here than I did while living in Michigan. When I first came out it was MUCH cheaper in Maine, and I was dreading the insurance price when I moved back a few years ago. It was about 1/2 what I was paying in Maine, imagine my surprise. When we came back it is about double for the exact same vehicles, and the exact same coverage amounts. I have switched companies now and it is a bit cheaper than it was, but still higher than what I was paying out there. Plus no inspection, and no excise; the plates are more, but still less total than excise and plates here.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Do you have to pay excise tax every year when you register your ?

Our vehicles cost us:

$15, $5, and $5.

Vehicle safety inspections here are $12.50
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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My excise taxes are:

99 Suburban - $112.62
99 Safari van - $93.26
93 Geo Metro - $68.89

Nothing fancy really, nothing new by any means.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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Just so I have this straight, if you purchase a vehicle in Maine, you initially pay sales tax on the purchase price. Then, for each and every year you register the vehicle in Maine, you get nailed with another state tax based on the depreciated value of the vehicle?

Carumba!

And here I was thinking the Ontario rate of $74/year renewal was out to lunch.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Central NH
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I guess the excise tax is the same as our vehicle registration fees. Good thing I drive a 95 Dodge truck. She's been all paid for many years and I've owned her since before I've been married or had kids. Still running strong. DW has a 2001 Caravan, also paid for. Prices for registering here in NH are higher than your excise tax, at least I think they are.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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In other states they use the blue book valve to base the taxes on.

So you could have a 20 year old car, but if it has a high blue book value you would still pay a higher registration fee.

Here the taxed value is pro-rated from a full value at brand new, to the bottom at exactly 20 years old. The bottom tax is $5.

So if you drive an older 'classic' some states would still tax you higher.

All vehicles that are over 20 years old are taxed at $5.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:47 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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In other states they use the blue book valve to base the taxes on.

So you could have a 20 year old car, but if it has a high blue book value you would still pay a higher registration fee.

Here the taxed value is pro-rated from a full value at brand new, to the bottom at exactly 20 years old. The bottom tax is $5.

So if you drive an older 'classic' some states would still tax you higher.

All vehicles that are over 20 years old are taxed at $5.
This is not true actually. Maine has a sliding scale that they use and after dropping for 5 years, on the sixth year that is as low as it will ever go. Maine Revenue Services: Property Tax -
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Just found this little gem put out by the Bar Harbor website. It is a calculator for figuring excise tax based on MSRP and year of vehicle. Gives the excise tax due for 6 years starting in 2007
Bar Harbor, Maine - Vehicle Excise Tax Calculator (http://www.ci.bar-harbor.me.us/vehicle/extaxcal.html - broken link).
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