It appears our local tax collectors have figured out a way to get more.
Rumor has it that the tax and tags for antiques plates for 2015 will have a significant increase.
Because of the years of the vehicles, the books did not go back far enough to include T's. So basically, you told the clerk what you paid for it and that was it. That would have been nice to have kept because no one knew their value.
Now, they will use the agreed to price for insurance to get the taxable value of the vehicle.
I believe most of this comes from the fact that 25 years or older can apply and get antique plates, supposedly restricted to fun and events.
But because any car from 1980 or earlier qualifies, folks put these plates on their junker daily drivers because it is cheaper.
I wish they would just enforce the rules and maybe this increase would not happen.
Bottom line, each car will go from
$18 per year to $140, estimated.
How does this compare to other states?
It's like follow the leader. One state pulls it off so the neighbor decides to try it. Pretty soon it's the same everywhere, then it starts over again.
In Kentucky this is not a rumor, it is fact!
I have been following this issue in Kentucky since late 2013 when it started and know the KY Revenue Cabinet and Legislative history.
The details would be lost to most here so i will not elaborate, but if you want a dump on what is going on in KY give me a call.
Ron the Coilman
You guys have been lucky and getting a great deal up to now. Many states have been more expensive for years.
If you think about it, if someone is telling the state that their car is worth one price, and the insurance company another, they are cheating someone.
I like Florida even more now $65.00 1 time fee and as long as you own the vehicle the registration never expires! only catch is it must be PRE-WAR and original to qualify, Unfortunately the T-bucket crowd has learned that State employees are Idiots and don't know the difference between a modified and an original car and I fear they (T-Bucket owners) are going to mess it up for the rest of us!
In Colorado Antique plates are $50 and are good for 5 years.
Washington has a one time registration fee. I paid the title transfer fee, registration fee and sales tax when I bought my car in 1988 and not a penny since.
Ohio is similar to Florida and Washington - a one-time registration and plate fee for historic plates, good for as long as you own the car. There's also an additional $4.50 one-time fee if you want to display YOM plates (Hope it stays that way). If you display YOM plates, they also require you to carry the "historic" plates in your vehicle. My total was about $28.
If it weren't for the hot rod guys getting the plates in most states suggested above, I believe we would be OK. But I guess all the legislature guys have to get a buck wherever they can.
I guess if it is too bad, we will keep a couple and sell a couple.
I have known some guys that just purchase 1 plate and just move it to whatever they are driving. Even if you get stopped how many Cops today know the difference between a Coupe, Roadster or Touring? Just sayin.
ANTIQUE plates in Wisconsin are $5.......forever.......but come with pretty narrow operating restrictions such as driven ONLY to or from a show and for maintenance.
Granted there are any number of ways to get around the maintenance thing but it's quite a bargain.
Because I drive my '27 Tudor a lot I recently switched to COLLECTOR plates which carry no such restrictions........
A buddy of mine who worked for the DMV used to go around to car shows and take down the license plate #s of hot rods that had the wrong type of plates on them.
He only had one T but titled it as a "convertible". Over the years, it was converted from a runabout to a roadster pickup and then he traded the runabout body for a touring body. Doesn't get much more convertible than that, I guess.
he wouldnt be my buddy long if he was that much of a snitch. I worked at the corvette plant in st louis in the sixties and seventies, snitches were prone to have accidents there.
Whisper this I dont want that commin round here,
where things are bad enough!
Do those who don't live in KY have to pay personal property tax on your antique vehicles or is the one time plate fee all that you have to pay?
We do not have to renew the plates, just pay the property tax, as on all vehicles here. Basically any rolling, licensed vehicle is required to be taxed and insured if driven on the highway. Trailers, RV's, and most motor driven vehicles. And this fee is what is to be increased.
One-time fee in Ohio for antique vehicles.
In Florida just the one time fee and sales tax and you're done you do have to be insured so I guess you do have an annual fee Because in Florida any insurance policy you pay a 1% premium to the state to subsidize the Rich B******* that live on the beach and can only get insurance through the "Citizens Insurance" Program!
Back in 1980 I registered a car with an "historic tag" called "permanent". A few years later the motor vehicle department rewrote the dictionary and the word "permanent" was apparently eliminated. They said that I would have to register the car every year as the "permanent" tag wasn't being used anymore!! I always thought the word permanent meant forever and ever!! WRONG AGAIN!!
Never heard of property tax on a vehicle here in Wisconsin. A collector plate is good for as long as u own the car. Good for 11 months. January is excluded.
Maybe I am missing something here.
If January is excluded, does that mean you can't drive it in January? I bet in WI, you don't want to drive it in January anyhow.
The sum scuckers In Ca. get us for at least $100 per year for regular registration on old cars.
My '51 pickup is coming due, it's $105.
My '29 Nash is 91, but the T was due in June so now it's $153.
I'm starting to just put everything on none-op, I just can't afford to drive them any more.
But the gas is down to 3.24 in the cheap stations to 3.60 at the don't-know-no-better places.
And for those who think you always get what you pay for I can only say the same unmarked tanker trucks drop gas at all the stations.
Tom, the day the stupid, inconsiderate rip-off money grabbers start enforcing the laws will be the day hell freezes over.
Those bastards don't give a rip about the laws.
Tom. License is good 11 months, but if you want to drive in January you can get a one month permit. Model T's are a lot of fun on a snow covered road or spinning around a parking lot or driving out on a lake.
minnesota was a one time flat tax, 90 bucks plus all the small fees-for as long as you own it. last july they raised it to 150, so with all fees added its about 225.00 to register an antique car, but again, that is one time only, no more fees forever. i have always thought it was too good to be true, and i'm sure it will get raised as time goes by