Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
GAStreamin's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Moultrie , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Georgia Airstreamers? Ad Valorem Tax? Important!

Does anyone know if in Georgia you pay a yearly Ad Valorem Tax? We recently bought a 2012 AS from a dealer in Florida. My husband went today to pay the sales tax for our state and the tax office said we would have to pay an annual Ad Valorem tax of $600! For vehicles and motorhomes, there is a one time tax, but they are telling us we have to pay this tax amount every year for our travel trailer! This sounds astronomical and cost preventative! Does anyone have any information they can give me.
__________________

__________________
GAStreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Lothlorian's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Loganville , Georgia
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,733
It should be a one time payment only if it is a new purchase

Brian
__________________

__________________
Brian & Adrienne
Lothlorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,321
Don't know about trailers, but for vehicles there is an ad valorem tax paid every year to get your license plate renewed.

Al
__________________

"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"

Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
2002 Classic 30 Slideout
S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins
2001 Safari 25 RB Twin (Gone, but not forgotten)
WBCCI 1322, TAC FL-39, AIR 82265

Al and Missy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
I have heard that GA has some very expensive taxes on wheeled things. In AL tax is based on assesed value. So if it is old you don't pay much tax. Most of my vehicles are $25 per year since the are old. There is also sales tax that is usually a few % of what you paid. This is part of what pays for free college in GA I expect.

Perry

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Airstream Forums mobile app
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Aviator's Avatar

 
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,655
Images: 2
I pay as valorum on both my 1097 and my 1970. If your trailer is new (never titled) then you may pay a one time sales tax.
__________________
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
TAC GA-8
WBCCI 10199
Past President Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,321
My bad....

Oops, my mistake. Law changed last year and is as Lothlorian said..

Georgia Department of Revenue
__________________

"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"

Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
2002 Classic 30 Slideout
S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins
2001 Safari 25 RB Twin (Gone, but not forgotten)
WBCCI 1322, TAC FL-39, AIR 82265

Al and Missy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,321
Maybe I was right after all, but by accident...

From the referenced web site FAQ:
The TAVT applies to any motor vehicle purchased on or after March 1, 2013 for which a Georgia title is issued unless a specific exemption applies. If it is a motor vehicle for which no title is required then the TAVT does not apply. Likewise, if there is a vehicle that has a title but it is not a motor vehicle, then TAVT does not apply. For those vehicles not subject to TAVT, normal sales and use tax rules and annual ad valorem tax may still apply.
For example, the following are not subject to TAVT:
Pull-behind trailers
More....
__________________

"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"

Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
2002 Classic 30 Slideout
S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins
2001 Safari 25 RB Twin (Gone, but not forgotten)
WBCCI 1322, TAC FL-39, AIR 82265

Al and Missy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
GAStreamin's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Moultrie , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Yes, I read travel trailers are exempt from the one time tax, but $600 every year? That sounds excessive. Could that be right?
__________________
GAStreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 12:20 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
I bet the $600 yr is correct but I still think it is based on the value of the trailer so it should go down in about 40 yrs.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Airstream Forums mobile app
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
GAStreamin's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Moultrie , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
I bet the $600 yr is correct but I still think it is based on the value of the trailer so it should go down in about 40 yrs.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Airstream Forums mobile app
That is encouraging.😜
__________________
GAStreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
GAStreamin's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Moultrie , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
I bet the $600 yr is correct but I still think it is based on the value of the trailer so it should go down in about 40 yrs.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Airstream Forums mobile app

I knew I should have kept my Sovereign! Boy, do I miss that camper!
__________________
GAStreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 09:56 PM   #12
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,406
Images: 39
Hey GAS

Ya know how they say "write yer Congressman?" Sometimes that actually works. Contact you local member of the legislature/state senator and ask them what's up with the New Sales/Tag law. This took effect last year sometime, IRRC.

We bought a used pick-up truck last year and were introduced to the new tax. We paid about $450 on a $10,000 purchase. Not bad considering the tag fee will only be about $25 per year "forever". The Dealer Guy told me the reason for the change was to capture taxes from private sales. Supposedly, more than half of all car sales in Ga are between individuals, not dealers. No taxes on those sales prior to the new law.

Now, I know this all applies to cars and light trucks. Don't know about RV's/trailers/etc. Wonder why one group of wheeled vehicles and not another. We all use the same roads, after all. Maybe they are just trying to stick it to all us "rich RV'ers," right?

Hey Perry, college is most certainly not free on this side of the Chattahoochee. Having helped to put three thru college in the last ten years, I can write a thesis on this subject, but I don't want to hijack the thread.


Y'all take care.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2014, 12:41 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan View Post
Maybe they are just trying to stick it to all us "rich RV'ers," right?
Yes. I'm always amazed that people vote for the same people who tax them to death. Where is it written that government never has to do with less, but I do?
[/rant]
__________________
Sitting duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #14
Rivet Puller
 
SeeMore's Avatar
 
2003 28' Safari S/O
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,232
Images: 3
Why the surprise? The year started with a fairly robust PR campaign to make the public aware of how their government was doing them a big favor as it related to vehicle taxation.

I remain amazed voters never seem to comprehend the hypocrisy and duplicity of politicians when confronted by their actions rather than the campaign messages. Governor Deal and his party promised lower taxes and certainly crow about preventing new taxes by an over-reaching government while continuing to find methods to increase state collections.

In this case, it is not a "new" tax but a "lower" tax that uses a clever assessment restructure to accelerate tax receipts in the early years of ownership and justifies the 'lower tax' label by comparing lifespan tax collection for the item in question. The logic holds true for items possessed for a decade or more but is voided by resale since the new owner gets taxed anew (an event missed under the old structure) and you get to start over with the replacement asset (if there is one). The beauty of the new law is a significant net increase in collections while proclaiming a tax reduction!

The Good News! The new taxation method applies to motorized vehicles so your trailer is exempt. Be glad you didn't buy a Class A, B, or C because you would have been required to pay for years of use up front (compared to the old method). The Ad Valorem tax, just like your home tax, is based on valuation. Although I don't know the specific valuation methodology and underlying reference data sources, the assessed value generally decreases each year so your $600 number will be lower each subsequent year of ownership since trailers are a depreciating asset. My 11 year old unit is down to just over $100 now.
__________________

__________________
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tax question Silvertwinkie Title, VIN & Registration 4 12-05-2003 10:46 AM
Internet Tax Turtle Off Topic Forum 14 11-07-2003 07:16 PM
Airstream's are Tax Deductible joshua32064 Financing 5 10-12-2003 09:41 AM
Financing Travel Trailer as 2nd Home Tax Deduction Mrs Silverback Our Community 8 07-11-2003 07:03 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.