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Old 07-30-2006, 10:33 AM
 
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I read this quote on the Florida forum - "The Carolina's are nice, but you need to look carefully. Some Counties and Cities up there not only tax your house and income, but your car every year as property tax. If you own anything worth anything, you can be taxed a couple of thousand a year. So look carefully and good luck." Can anyone tell me more about these taxes in the Charlotte area?
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:18 AM
 
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Most states tax your car every year, they just do it in a different ways. In MN we had to buy tabs/stickers for our license plates yearly which were priced differently depending on the car. It was not specifically called a tax, but that is what it was. NC just calls theirs a tax.
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:52 AM
 
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Yes NC is tax happy. In fact there was a blurb on the news the other day about how NC had a huge surplus in its budget and other states were studying it to see how they could come out ahead, too. I told DH it's all those taxes! They tax you for everything....there is even a special "highway use" tax you pay when buying a car! They tax you on food, too.
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC is no tax haven, but the bottom line is that the state falls in the middle of the fifty states. If you're looking for a high or low tax burden, you won't find either here................yet.

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:09 PM
 
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Most states tax your car every year, they just do it in a different ways. In MN we had to buy tabs/stickers for our license plates yearly which were priced differently depending on the car. It was not specifically called a tax, but that is what it was. NC just calls theirs a tax.

Do they charge you for tags and on top of that tax you? Do you have to go through emmisions there and inspection?
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Do they charge you for tags and on top of that tax you? Do you have to go through emmisions there and inspection?
Yes, tag renewal is a yearly expense paid to the state while property tax is paid to the county of residence. The amount of property tax you pay depends on the county of residence.

Vehicle safety inspection is yearly in all 100 counties, emmision testing depends on the county of residence. Some do and some don't.


NC DMV Newcomer's Guide (60 pages)

http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/moving/newnc/newComersGuide/download/newcomers.pdf (broken link)

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:22 PM
 
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Do they charge you for tags and on top of that tax you? Do you have to go through emmisions there and inspection?
Yep. I live in Wake County and every year we pay

$33 to renew our tags (x 2 since we own 2 cars)
$30 or $35 for inspection (I forget which it is) x 2
Property tax for each vehicle based on an inflated (IMHO) value of the vehicle. My 2004 Toyota Sienna ends up being about $250, and my 2003 Toyota Echo is somewhere around $75.

And we pay this EVERY single year for each vehicle we own.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:24 PM
 
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I forgot to add that our state income tax return is treated as "income" on the following year's tax return so we pay taxes on that, too! I think NC is definitely tax happy LOL.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I think Wake County also collects some sort of additional tax for public transporation.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:39 PM
 
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That is still cheap its about 400$ for your cars. On Long Island Tax is anywhere from 8-10k a year. I think I can deal with paying 3k in taxes instead of 8k
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