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Old 12-05-2006, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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This car tax that you all are talking about is because there are virtually no road tolls. So, instead of us having to stop every 14 minutes in a traffic pit to pay a lousy toll, we pay upfront in this manner. Having spent years on toll lines in NY/NJ--this is a much saner/smarter thing.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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This car tax that you all are talking about is because there are virtually no road tolls. So, instead of us having to stop every 14 minutes in a traffic pit to pay a lousy toll, we pay upfront in this manner. Having spent years on toll lines in NY/NJ--this is a much saner/smarter thing.

Amen to that. I'm not opposed to tolls or taxes actually, it pays for roads, schools, police, etc. It's when you've paid for the same road a zillion times over and the guy taking the toll has a pension plan...sorry 14 years of the BIG DIG coming out a bit...
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:45 AM
 
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This car tax that you all are talking about is because there are virtually no road tolls.
Road Tolls? For years that was a foreign concept to me because there was a State tax on fuel. Fuel taxes were put in place to pay for the roads and anything else is just double taxation.

Then someone decided to put a specific toll in place with the promise to stop it once the specific road cost was recouped. I've read of that position a variety of times on a variety of roads. However, it never ended. Once the government gets it's hands on a revenue source, it's impossible to get it to release its grip and the people get accustomed to getting slapped in the face over the years as they pass the toll booth.

IMO if the state is going to tax for roadways via tolls, take the fuel tax away. The other option is to leave the fuel tax alone and don't add tolls to the roads. If both are left in place, you're paying twice for the same asset.

Hopefully, the State can remain without a double taxation issue. However, with all of the migration into the State from the Northeast, where toll roads are the most common, there's the threat that a toll road complacancy and willingness to tax will be brought with them and things will change.

If what was last described occurs, do you think the entry fee on the car will change? That's really a rhetorical question since it will probably remain too, increasing the tax burden even more. I don't look forward to it. There's something about toll roads, double taxation, and excessive tax burdens that simply rubs me ther wrong way . . . can't you tell.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:41 PM
 
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Oh goosh.I am planning to be in NC by spring.The IT jobs I am told give preference to local candidates. Is that true?
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Oh goosh.I am planning to be in NC by spring.The IT jobs I am told give preference to local candidates. Is that true?
I hope not, my husband is in IT and we thought the same thing..he is in touch with a few recruiters and they have quite a few things for him for after the new year..so we are keeping your fingers crossed....
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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From the coast of North carolina-WELCOME!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:23 AM
 
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Use caution. Recruiters are great at telling you how great things are. They have jobs one minute, then the next minute, you don't hear from them. It's better to have a job before you move.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:39 AM
 
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Toll roads usually go quickly, especially if you have easy-pass.

Paying a car tax up front for a road you may never travel on is not smart or sane. Do they also charge sales tax on purchases you don't make?

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This car tax that you all are talking about is because there are virtually no road tolls. So, instead of us having to stop every 14 minutes in a traffic pit to pay a lousy toll, we pay upfront in this manner. Having spent years on toll lines in NY/NJ--this is a much saner/smarter thing.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:51 PM
 
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I jusgt bought a home in Winston-Salem and yes this state Rocks; and the best thing is the friendliness of thier people. I hope to become one of them one day. I am still an ugly New Yorker but getting Better!

With reference to the Property tax on cars; what happens when you lease a car?
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I jusgt bought a home in Winston-Salem and yes this state Rocks; and the best thing is the friendliness of thier people. I hope to become one of them one day. I am still an ugly New Yorker but getting Better!

With reference to the Property tax on cars; what happens when you lease a car?
The owner, as indicated on the vehicle title, would be liable for payment of property taxes on their motor vehicles, but you can bet that's taken into consideration in determining your lease payment amount. Same deal if you were renting a home. You don't own it, you don't pay it, at least directly, but you'll need to check the fine print in the specific lease agreement to avoid surprises. Not all leases are created equal.
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