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Old 08-16-2006, 06:46 PM
 
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Can someone please explain to me in Lehmans terms about how they calculate how much I will have to pay each year on my car?? Is it a percentage of the price of my car?-- and how do they know how much my car is really worth to make this fair? I just don't get it. I would like to know that b/c I have a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo prob worth 6K, so does this mean I will be paying $500. a year for this? Since this is my first year here, will it be due in January? I did try looking this up with no luck at all, I would just mostly like to know an estimate on what others are paying on their car tax alone a year. I don't want to worry and it only be $100 or so, either. Thanks for your help on this. BTW, I am in Catawba Co.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:53 PM
 
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Based on your car they use what is similar to blue book value and then the % is based on your assessed valuation of your prop

If you assessed value of your prop is 1% and they value your car at $25,000 you pay $250 + tags
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:54 PM
 
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Based on what you assume they will value your car and using the 1%, i believe it would be about $60.00, go to the Catawba county tax web site and you may find more info there.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Motor vehicle property tax is based on the vehicle's current value which is published in a book. When you register your vehicle in NC, the state notifies the county of residence, they in turn calculate your tax and mail you a bill. I believe this is done within 3 months of registering your vehicle. Since the tax rate varies by county of residence, your best bet would be to contact your local tax office for further details.

To contact the Catawba County Tax Office Call:

Real Estate Assistance: (828) 465-8401
Tax Collector: (828) 465-8414
Motor Vehicles: (828) 465-8400

Located on the 1st Floor,
Government Center
PO Box 368
Newton, NC 28658
Open 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:09 PM
 
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Phewwww, thanks alot Weis02 and MM34b I feel much better.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Motor vehicle property tax is handled by the county, while license plate issuance, renewal and inspection is handled by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:30 PM
 
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What happens if you leave your car registered in another state?

They can't do anything to you right?
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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What happens if you leave your car registered in another state?

They can't do anything to you right?
You get tickets from the cops.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:34 PM
 
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I remember years ago when we resided in Norfolk, VA that we also had to pay car tax; the state of florida doesn't have that law; Floridians who are planning on residing in NC, won't be thrilled w/that added expense unless car insurance there is less than FL., it would end up a wash...
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:35 PM
 
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You get tickets from the cops.

Explain? How do they know im not visiting?

Here on Long Island all the illegal immgrants have cars with north carolina plates and the cops don't do anything to them
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