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Old 08-17-2009, 07:21 PM   #21
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Its too bad that governments often stick it to the taxpayers when tax revenues are down rather than finding more and better ways to tighten their belts. Joe Citizen, when his income is down, must tighten his belt to meet his income. Joe Government, OTH, simply steals more from Joe Citizen.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:03 AM   #22
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Simply amazed at the "new to FL" fees and glad you're beating the deadline.

Made me look...

Drivers license, 8 years, $65
Auto registration, ranged $38-$53, 2 years, scale is based on vehicle weight
Inspection, flat fee, $21 per vehicle, approx $5 for small trailers
Snowmobile, 1 year, $45 if NYSSA club member, else $100
Small Trailers, 1 year, $13
No vehicle use fee for my county (yet)

All are recently paid up in 2009.
Albany will be increasing these substantially on Sep 1, 09.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #23
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Simply amazed at the "new to FL" fees and glad you're beating the deadline.

Made me look...

Drivers license, 8 years, $65
Auto registration, ranged $38-$53, 2 years, scale is based on vehicle weight
Inspection, flat fee, $21 per vehicle, approx $5 for small trailers
Snowmobile, 1 year, $45 if NYSSA club member, else $100
Small Trailers, 1 year, $13
No vehicle use fee for my county (yet)

All are recently paid up in 2009.
Albany will be increasing these substantially on Sep 1, 09.
I connsole myself by the lack of state income tax.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #24
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Just paid 313 to the California DMV for our Altima.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #25
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I connsole myself by the lack of state income tax.
Absolutely!
Now that I am FIREd, both of my sources of income are derived from a fed govt pension, so I am now 100% state income tax free.
I doublechecked with state taxation dept.
Hallelujah!
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:19 AM   #26
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The fee for registering a new (or just new to FL) vehicle in FL is increasing from $100 to $225 on 9/1. We will save $250 if we get the cars registered in August. I know where we will be on August 31st at 8:00 am. We will either be still driving or moving furniture on Friday, 8/28, so we won't be able to go spend a couple of ours at the DMV.
In November of 1980, I moved from Ohio to the state of Washington. Prior to 1980, everyone in Ohio registered their car in March. My local (temporary) registration office was set up in an appliance store. All March long there were huge crowds snaking around the appliances on display waiting to register their cars. The system really sucked.

In 1980, they decided to change the system to something more rational: regular registration offices, registrations spread out over the year, etc. As part of the startup, everyone was assigned a month and you registered you car for one year plus however many months it took to get to your assigned month. The registration fee was pro-rated depending on how many extra months you had. I remember my fee that year was $25 (which was good for more than a year, but I don't remember how many extra months anymore).

When I walked out of the registrar's office I passed a guy going in. He asked me "How much this year?" I told him, "$25." I thought the guy was going to have a heart attack, he couldn't believe it was so high.

When I moved to Washington, I kept my Ohio plates until they expired which was sometime in the summer of 1981. My first Washington registration was about $96. I couldn't help but think what a deal $25 was in Ohio.
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OH license fees are very reasonable. I think it was something like $37 this year. But, as Rich says, there is a heavy price to pay for those low fees.

I paid 4.4% of my AGI to the state of OH (I'm not talking marginal rate), 1% of my gross income to the village and .5% of my AGI to the local school district (great schools). Our property taxes were a pretty reasonable $2700 on our home that sold for $240,000.

We paid a LOT in non-federal income taxes last year which I definitely won't miss next week when we are living in Largo, FL. The lack of state and local and school income taxes almost makes me want to go back to w*rk just to look at my paystub to see only the federal stuff come out!
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I found out about the changes in Fla.. If your Bday is with in 3 months of Sept 1st you can re-up you reg for 2 years at the current prices. If not your screwed and will have to pay the higher #'s.
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Jerks in NH did the same thing. I got 3 cars and 1 trailer to register in AUG and they waited until after 01AUG to mail me the bill, so they would get the $30 increase on each vehicle.

I heard boat registrations will double too.
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