Just read this on MSN News
This is not fake news. The kind folks in Oregon have proposed House Bill 2877 that would impose a $1000 tax collected every five years for cars 20 years old and older, not licensed as antique vehicles under Oregon statute 805.010. The wording is clunky, as is the bill itself, which has led to some confusion about the amount and frequency of the tax, but the way we see it you'll pay $200 per year per car you own that is 20 years old or older unless it's already registered as an antique car.
To title your car as an antique car will cost you $77, and registration would be $43 a year. So you pay an additional $200 a year not to register it as an antique car, or you pay an additional $77 to change the title and registration. It may seem benign but it's a dangerous president for three reasons. First, it's a money grab for those deemed able to afford collectible cars; second, it puts you neatly into a category that the state can instantly access further arbitrary taxes and/or limitations to how you use your antique car and; three, it creates a model for other states looking for ways to generate extra taxes on the backs of old car owners.
Don't let the rest of the country know!
That bill was dead in the water last February.
Don't worry about it.
Im surprised we not doing it in NYS. They tax us to death here. I'm waiting for Gov Coumo to propose a toilet paper tax for polluting the water
That tax would be very hard on the poor, because not all cars over 20 years old are "antiques". Many poor drive the old cars for two reasons. 1. They cost much less. 2. They can easily be maintained you do it yourselfers.
I'm surprised Gov. Moonbeam hasn't done it in California. I hope he doesn't lurk here.
Are you kidding ? If the libs think an "underprivileged", low income
person might be pinched by legislation, it will be DOA before it gets
off the ground.
However, I would not put it past them to find a way to provide free
licensing for the indigent, and THEN ramp up this tax on car enthusiasts.
The old car hubby is ripe for "redistribution of wealth" as owning an antique car is perceived as a hobby of the idle rich.
Now, if they only understood the truth. Having Antique cars AND excess money are mutually exclusive. Anyone who owns or restores these cars knows the reality of 40,000 restorations on 15,000 cars. Knows all to well the sting of not having enough money to pay for parakeet feed, but still needing white tires.