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Car Tax Online: Some tips to remember

Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized - No comments

One of the shocking facts that car owners learn is the cost of renewing the registration and paying the car tax online for a new car they purchased in the past few years .This tax can slap you hard and slap you unexpectedly; for example, a Toyota Camry XLE can cost up to $600 for per year just for taxes and renewal fees if you end up paying the bill late. That is a significant cost considering the lack of a warning at at dealership, and the lack of widespread knowledge on the costs of vehicle ownership other than the costos of fuel, insurance and the monthly payment for the auto loan.

One of the trickiest factors of determining the cost of ownership of a vehicle is understanding and knowing the state laws, what exceptions you may fall under ,and if you will get a tax credit or not on the registration and tax fees you pay each year for your car. To determine the actual costs, there are various websites that offer car tax online processing, which will help you predict the cost of your vehicle. For state of reference, and I mean reference only (this value is based on a $30,000 Toyota Camry), car tax and registration fees tend to be in the $200 through $500 range for on time payments, and late payments tend to be just about double those costs. So, to help you understand the cost of ownership of a vehicle, it is safe to assume that you should add $30/month to any vehicle you own for taxes and registration each year. But that number is based on a car that is $30,000 dollars. If the car is more expensive, you can assume that the total annual fee will be much higher, and there is a factor (varying per state) of the purchase price of the vehicle that is used to calculate the car payment due on the registration and taxes at the end of the year.



Car Tax Online Payment

So, once you have decided to purchase the car, and a year has passed buy since you have acquired your vehicle, you will eventually receive a notice from your state (and/or county) that will show you the cost of renewal and cost of state and county taxes that you must pay. Make sure you pay this as soon as you possibly can; if you do not pay the fees by the due date, they will double the costs of registration and you will end up owing a lot more than you did had you paid it on time and taken care of it on the spot. Additionally, there are other penalties to not paying your registration and keeping the documentation current on your license plate: Parking police and regular police officers can give you a citation that can cost as much as $70 (depending on the state and city you received the citation) if you are pulled over or if you do not display the proper documentation.

To pay tou car tax online, head over to your browser, and in google type: “[your city] car registration online”. Look for any website that ends in .gov, and you will be able to look up and pay for your vehicle seamlessly online. They even accept checks and credit cards, so you do not need to worry about doing a wire transfer or e-check. This is something you should do as soon as possible, remember not to delay!

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