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      02-19-2009, 04:27 PM   #23
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No excise tax on cars in Rhode Island since 2006.
I believe there is property tax on cars in RI and depending on where you live it isn't cheap. Good news is they valued my 04 R32 at $4300.
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      02-19-2009, 08:22 PM   #24
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This years is $523.75
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      02-19-2009, 09:38 PM   #25
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      02-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #26
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i paid 680 from july 20th-dec31 for my ///M....the 2009 bill should be interesting i havent gotten it yet
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      02-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #27
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lizak, I bet this year is around the same,
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      02-20-2009, 10:46 AM   #28
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i paid 680 from july 20th-dec31 for my ///M....the 2009 bill should be interesting i havent gotten it yet
It should be nearly the same as you paid in 2008, considering it's based on 90% of sticker during model year and 50% of sticker during model year+1.

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      02-26-2009, 10:06 PM   #29
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just paid city of quincy $595 for the excise tax. Ouch!
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      03-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #30
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2009 bill for the m3 847$ ...
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      03-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #31
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I just got mine last week. Its $505
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      04-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #32
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Excise tax is ridiculous. I can't figure out what they actually do with this money. We already paid sales tax when we bought the car, what is the excise tax for? In NY, where I am from, we didn't have anything like it. Even worse, it doesn't seem to be tax deductable (unless you itemize).
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      04-02-2009, 04:44 PM   #33
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Excise tax is ridiculous. I can't figure out what they actually do with this money. We already paid sales tax when we bought the car, what is the excise tax for? In NY, where I am from, we didn't have anything like it. Even worse, it doesn't seem to be tax deductable (unless you itemize).
I think it's a use tax that pays for roads and stuff - probably politically easier (since it's a progressive tax in this case) to have in an excise tax than to roll it in to gas taxes, which would be a better indication of actual road use.

Oh well..
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      04-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #34
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Mine was 500 and something; bmw billed me - funny, my wifes ford lease never passed it on.
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bumping this thread since I just got my 2013 excise bill. Somehow they've valued my my 2008 135i at $3500, so my excise is only like 87 dollars. Just wondering if I've lucked out, or they just have no idea how to value our cars.
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      03-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #36
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bumping this thread since I just got my 2013 excise bill. Somehow they've valued my my 2008 135i at $3500, so my excise is only like 87 dollars. Just wondering if I've lucked out, or they just have no idea how to value our cars.
Not sure if this means much but I just registered my '08 and they valued it with NADA at ~20k... that was a fun $1,100 check to write. ( I know this isnt the excise tax but just for value purposes from this silly state)
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      03-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #37
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fuck excise tax...how is mine more than what I paid last year??

My excise was from May-December 2012 = $520

2013 = $590

I need an adult

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      03-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #38
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bumping this thread since I just got my 2013 excise bill. Somehow they've valued my my 2008 135i at $3500, so my excise is only like 87 dollars. Just wondering if I've lucked out, or they just have no idea how to value our cars.
Excise tax is based on a rapidly depreciating book value, so that's typical.

In contrast, NH has a town "registration fee" which is much worse than excise tax after the car's 1st year, because it goes down linearly by 0.3%/yr. So I paid a $500 town fee on my 2 year old car. NH gets you every which way, they just don't call it a tax.
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      03-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #39
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fuck excise tax...how is mine more than what I paid last year??

My excise was from May-December 2012 = $520

2013 = $590

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Did you have a 2012 jan-apr excise tax on a different car(traded in or sold for new car?)
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      04-13-2013, 10:46 PM   #40
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fuck excise tax...how is mine more than what I paid last year??

My excise was from May-December 2012 = $520

2013 = $590

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You only paid a prorated excise tax in 2012 because I assume you purchased the car that year. It probably would have been ~$700 if you bought the car in Jan 2012. The 2013 amount assumes you will own it the whole year. If you sell mid-year, then I think you can claim reimbursement for part of the amount.

Also, it's nice that the tax will decrease fast year-by-year. The excise tax for my 2007 335i was less than $100 if I remember correctly. So they base it on a fast depreciation schedule, not the actual value of the car.
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