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2012 Senate Bill 919: Increase state vehicle registration tax
  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on January 26, 2012, to increase the state vehicle registration tax by 67 percent. The tax is levied based on the weight of commercial trucks, and on the “list price” of cars. (For example, the annual tax on a car with a $20,000 list price would go from $103 to $172.). The weight-based levy on trucks would increase by 25 percent. This would extract approximately $500 million more from motorists each year. The bill would distribute a greater proportion of the increased road funding to heavily-traveled “commercial corridor” roads rather than less-traveled rural roads. This is part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road and transit tax proposal.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on January 26, 2012.


Re: 2012 Senate Bill 919 (Increase state vehicle registration tax )  by heyes15 on February 15, 2013 
Is this serious? What's with the huge tax increase? Are we supposed to own car anymore? We just passed through the best decade for cars, things should get easier, so many technological improvements have been implemented, car ownership shouldn't discouraged by these taxes.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 919 (Increase state vehicle registration tax )  by ooman on January 25, 2013 
Nobody likes tax increases, not even the senators who vote for them, I think we need another bill supporting the donate car movement and other charitable organizations. I would like to have the option of donating my old car and receiving a tax deduction for its value.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 919 (Increase state vehicle registration tax )  by dash333 on July 18, 2012 

 No one likes to pay taxes if they can help it, but it can be the only way for a government to raise funds. Introduced to many taxes and you may not get the vote in the future!

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