tlynn Wrote:
Jul 10, 2012 5:34 PM
We have an archaic excise tax on vehicles here in MA which tends to discourage new vehicle purchase. The tax, instead of being based on weight(heavier vehicles do more damage to roads than lighter vehicles), the tax is based on book value. So, it is front-loaded, decreasing over time, but very big up front. I don't know how many states operate this way, but it discourages new vehicle purchases, and unfairly shifts the real burden away from owners of heavier vehicles, onto owners of lighter vehicles.