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Old 04-21-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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How much do you pay for your yearly car tax, tag fees, etc. to the state/county?
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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No one owns a car?

Ofcourse, there are cost for gas, insurance, etc., but I am trying to figure out how much money people save by not having a car.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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No one owns a car?

Ofcourse, there are cost for gas, insurance, etc., but I am trying to figure out how much money people save by not having a car.
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Property tax depends on the vehicle. Insurance depends on many factors including type of car, safety equipment, age/sex/credit rating of driver etc. So it really depends on the situation.

I definitely need a vehicle as my place of employment does not have easy access to to public transpo.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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The so-called car tax is actually a county tax, but the state will pay about 70% of the tax on the first $20K of assessed (NADA bluebook) value for you. The rate is currently $4.57 per hundred, so if your car were assessed at exactly $20K, the tax would be 200 x $4.57 = $914. But you would pay only about 30% of that, or about $275. If your car were worth $25K, you'd pay the same $275 on the first $20K, but the entire tax on the last $5K. That would be 50 x $4.57 = $228.50, so your total tax bill would be over $500. The calculations may vary slightly by county, but that's pretty much the big picture.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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My quick estimate that includes property tax, registration, inspection, insurance, gas, maintenance, car payment, and miscellaneous (e.g., parking) is a minimum $3,500 annually. This assumes a moderately priced auto, over-25 male, under 10k mi, and good driving record. This estimate increases--perhaps substantially--for someone who must commute and pay parking 5 days per week. For a car paid for, car payments are eliminated and some other costs--like property tax--decrease, but maintenance costs likely increase. There may be a window between a paid-up car and when buying a new one becomes necessary when the costs of ownership are much more "reasonable."
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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The so-called car tax is actually a county tax, but the state will pay about 70% of the tax on the first $20K of assessed (NADA bluebook) value for you. The rate is currently $4.57 per hundred, so if your car were assessed at exactly $20K, the tax would be 200 x $4.57 = $914. But you would pay only about 30% of that, or about $275. If your car were worth $25K, you'd pay the same $275 on the first $20K, but the entire tax on the last $5K. That would be 50 x $4.57 = $228.50, so your total tax bill would be over $500. The calculations may vary slightly by county, but that's pretty much the big picture.

I never paid the car tax. Do I get that in the mail? By the way, I have not been here for more than a year.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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They'll send it in the mail, usually sometime in the summer and due in October
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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I never paid the car tax. Do I get that in the mail? By the way, I have not been here for more than a year.
If your car is registered at the DMV and your current address is on file, you'll receive the bill in the mail.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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If your car is registered at the DMV and your current address is on file, you'll receive the bill in the mail.
After I have been here in a year?
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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After I have been here in a year?
No they'll send it this summer most likely.
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