View Poll Results: What kind of fees does your state charge for your trailer?
License fee only. 22 68.75%
Property tax only. 1 3.13%
Both license fees and property tax. 9 28.13%
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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I know this is gonna hurt. I paid ONCE ! In our state we have a catagoriy CALLED <<>> HISTORIC VEHICLE. Our AS qualifies because its more than 25 yrs old. One time fee. The only stipulation is that it must be going to a rally or club meeting of some kind. When we are on the road we are always going to a rally. I think the fee was $25.00.
Where they get us is,I have two flat bed trailers and they are about 75$ a year each.

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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Colorado charges "owners tax" with the annual vehicle registration, which is actually a property tax and is pretty stiff. It drops off for a few years after new, but never below 1/2 percent of original cost, so we'll be paying $108/year forever on our 1987 Sovereign TT.

Remember if you itemize your tax deductions, anything you can ID as a tax paid with your registration is a federal deduction -- but not the license and registration fees. What they call things and what's deductible varies by state, so you may need to do a little research.

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #17
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California charges a "vehicle license fee" in lieu of a personal property tax. Essentially, it's a distinction without a difference as the VLF is an ad valorem tax based on the original purchase price, theoretically declining over time. It's about a 1% fee. The last VLF on my 2000 Airstream was $126, while the prior year was $125. Go figure.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #18
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In Michigan the trailer plates are permanent and depend on the value of the trailer. Ours was 29k and cost about $150. It seems high but when you consider it is permanent, it seems very reasonable.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #19
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You all make me sick!!!!!!! LOL

Hi, I'm almost sorry that I asked this question, since I pay around $300.00 per year. [for a little piece of reflector tape with some numbers on it] All that, and you pay way cheaper for fuel too.


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