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Old 11-15-2014, 01:12 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by GAStreamin View Post
Yes, I read travel trailers are exempt from the one time tax, but $600 every year? That sounds excessive. Could that be right?
We purchased our used 2008 20' Safari in 2011. The ad valorem tax this year was $212.00 (down from $214.00 last year) plus a $12.00 tag fee.
We reside in Whitfield County about 90 miles north of Atlanta along I-75. Tax rates vary by county in Georgia.


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Old 11-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #16
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Another reason I LOVE living in Arkansas. When I purchased our 1987 Avion just over a year ago, seller and I agreed on $4,000, down from $4,800. I called my local tag office to see what would need to be done to tag the trailer. They told me that if the trailer was less than $4,000 there would be NO sales tax, and there was a one-time tag fee of $50 or so. Seller and I agreed that my bill of sale would be for $3,999.99. I told him he could keep the penny!

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Old 12-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #17
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We bought an Airstream this year and as others have stated, the Non motorized vehicles are not included in the new law. This meant that I had to pay State and county sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle when I purchased it. Then when my birthday came around and time to renew my tags I also had to pay ad valorum tax. We are already talking about updating to a larger unit and this excessive taxing will definitely affect the decision.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #18
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Yes, there is a tax/ad valorem/yearly/whatever you want to call it. In 2014, for a 19foot 2005 Bambi, it is now at $146.

Otherwise, you receive no sticker for the plate.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:53 AM   #19
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Speaking of taxes and roads. Did y'all hear the Governor say yesterday that they are thinking of raising GAS TAXES AGAIN to pay for all these road improvement projects on the politician's dream list? Give me a break. 10 years ago, we had some of the lowest gas taxes in the country. Did you also notice that he manipulated the tax lower last (of course, an election) year?

What pains me the most is that I voted for this (fiscal conservative, really?) knucklehead not once, but twice.

In case you missed it, there's one (just one) road project here in the Atlanta area that will eventually cost right at $1 billion. That's the entire state road budget for one year. Ridiculous. All they're doing is reworking the Ga 400/I-85 interchange. Just by way of comparison, the Spaghetti Junction interchange at I-85 and I-285 cost about $90 million back in the late '80's. Folks, I'll say it out loud. This is called corruption.

Ok, off my soapbox now. Taxes just piss me off anymore.


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Old 12-10-2014, 08:54 AM   #20
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sure now that gas is almost affordable they'll raise the tax. In Fulton County I still pay SCHOOL 65 years old. What a rip. we are trying to move to Cherokee county where the taxes on more house are $1900 less..
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:09 AM   #21
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Hi from AZ. . . as a former Georgian I feel your pain. . . but IMO the problem is what the politicians DO with the tax money, you know entitlement programs ( free this, free that) vs infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) We all love to complain about how bad the roads are and then complain about taxes it takes to correct them.(yep, me too) And I have paid school tax my whole life, & my one child went to private school..........just sayin'. . . Craig
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #22
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Three points, gas tax is often a percentage, so as the value of the product, in this case fuel goes down so does the revenue.
Also, as fuel miles per gallon has increased fuel usage has declined resulting in lower revenue.

Also, register your unit and your Tow Vehicle in Montana. There are a number of attorneys up there who will get you an address, usually their office and Montana allows you to register your vehicle there. We did it with a motorhome, paid no sales tax, have Montana title and plates. Rules are our unit could not be in our state for more than six months and a day.


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