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Old 08-03-2018, 07:01 PM
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Owning multiple cars in VA is not cool

year 1 living in VA, come to learn that we must pay use tax annually depending on initial cost of vehicle? If so, is there ways to help lessen the blow?

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Maybe you found a friend who lives in another state to let you register st their address.


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Maybe you found a friend who lives in another state to let you register st their address.


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Where did you live before where you didn't pay annual taxes on your vehicle? Colorado does the same thing, though taxes and registration are all at the same time rather than split like Virginia.

And if I'm not mistaken, year after year, the taxable value of your vehicle in Virginia is based off it's NADA worth as of January of that year.

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When I lived in Indiana a few years ago, it cost 10$/year to get a license plate. The “inspection” was simply answering the question ‘did you drive it to the dmv?’ in the affirmative. No extra tax, no fees, just done.


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i think what you are talking about is the personal property tax...an annual tax based on the vehicles value. No way around it (although once a vehicle reaches a certain age they stop charging the tax).
You can try registering it in another state but then you run into issues with insurance and you probably have to lie when you get tags to whatever dmv you register the vehicle at.
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Pretty much the same thing here and Wyoming. Registration is based upon MSRP and there is a differentia differential percentage so for the 1st 5 years it starts high then goes low. Back in 2014 we bought 2 brand new jeeps a brand new Mustang GT And a Harley trike. The 1st year tags was over $2000. Next year's tags which is at the end of the 5 year thing and will be constant For the life of the vehicle that we keep them is about $1000 total. Even if you pay $1 for a vehicle it is still register cost at the MSRP differential rate.
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Yeah property tax for a item that depreciates in value, ridiculous
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Agreed. Just moved here from Florida. My FL registration was a fixed amount based on size/weight. My jeep there was about $60 per year. Now I have 5 vehicles to register...Although I think the occasional use ones are gonna get put off till next year.
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Agreed. Just moved here from Florida. My FL registration was a fixed amount based on size/weight. My jeep there was about $60 per year. Now I have 5 vehicles to register...Although I think the occasional use ones are gonna get put off till next year.
Nice, where did ya settle at? What brings you to va?
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Agreed. Just moved here from Florida. My FL registration was a fixed amount based on size/weight. My jeep there was about $60 per year. Now I have 5 vehicles to register...Although I think the occasional use ones are gonna get put off till next year.
This is exactly I ensure I reside enough days in Florida each year to retain my status as a resident there and not in Virginia where I’d rather be. The tax difference alone were I to be a VA resident is ~$2200 a year.
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Nice, where did ya settle at? What brings you to va?
I'm in New Kent, on the Chickahominy River. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for leaving Florida but it's become a place I don't recognize anymore...
We purchased a campground up here, and are working on expanding the Marina side of the business.

Loving Virginia so far, we'll see how the winter goes...
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I'm in New Kent, on the Chickahominy River. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for leaving Florida but it's become a place I don't recognize anymore...
We purchased a campground up here, and are working on expanding the Marina side of the business.

Loving Virginia so far, we'll see how the winter goes...
Which one? Riverside Camp and Marina? I’m less than an hour away in Mathews County.
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CA does the same. My RV registration is $1300/y. State taxes used to be all deductible on Fed taxes. No longer starting with the taxes we paid this year...

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Which one? Riverside Camp and Marina? I’m less than an hour away in Mathews County.
Yea, how'd you know?? We just purchased the business and moved up in May. This will be our first winter without shorts and flip flops.

Come by some time and say hi.
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Yea, how'd you know?? We just purchased the business and moved up in May. This will be our first winter without shorts and flip flops.

Come by some time and say hi.
How’d I know… Easy, Google is my friend... Searched “campgrounds New Kent Chickahominy” and there were only a couple of choices of which only one looked to have a marina.
Sorry I didn’t get to stop by this trip: Family health concerns. If all goes as planned, I expect to be back in Mathews in late October or early November and will try to swing by then.
Good luck with the business.
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Yep. I had to pay almost $500 for my "car tax" a couple weeks ago (about 8x what I paid for my old Mazda a year ago). Absolutely ridiculous.

I also thought it was classy of the DMV to tack on an $11 service charge for using a credit card online and not mailing them a check. Gotta love the government.
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Yep. I had to pay almost $500 for my "car tax" a couple weeks ago (about 8x what I paid for my old Mazda a year ago). Absolutely ridiculous.

I also thought it was classy of the DMV to tack on an $11 service charge for using a credit card online and not mailing them a check. Gotta love the government.
Is that with tax relief applied?
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Is that with tax relief applied?
Tax relief took it down from $900
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Tax relief took it down from $900
Not too bad, what do you need to do to apply for tax relief?
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In states where you pay personal property tax on a vehicle, you can challenge what the county/state says it is worth (assessment). My buddy has a 2012 JK with a dent from the door getting blown open, and a few other issues. He got estimates for everything, went to the assessors office and got the assessment (taxes) reduced quite a bit.
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I'm in New Kent, on the Chickahominy River. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for leaving Florida but it's become a place I don't recognize anymore...
We purchased a campground up here, and are working on expanding the Marina side of the business.

Loving Virginia so far, we'll see how the winter goes...
Welcome! We love fishing on the Chick! We're up in Hanover.
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Not too bad, what do you need to do to apply for tax relief?
I think you apply for it automatically based on where you live. I didn't do anything special to qualify for the relief. I also think it, like the amount you're taxed, varies from county to county. Could be wrong on that though.
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Welcome! We love fishing on the Chick! We're up in Hanover.
Thanks! Now I just have to find some places to get off the pavement...
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Thanks! Now I just have to find some places to get off the pavement...
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I think you apply for it automatically based on where you live. I didn't do anything special to qualify for the relief. I also think it, like the amount you're taxed, varies from county to county. Could be wrong on that though.
Interesting, I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!
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The personel propety tax is terrible, no such thing in michigan.
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The personel propety tax is terrible, no such thing in michigan.
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Does the cost of property tax decrease each year of ownership? Someone from work mentioned that, my first year, I had to cough up 600 bucks.

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