registration fee $70
license fee $700
weight fee $0
special plate fee $38
county/district fees $11
owner responsibility fee $0
Worrisome that auto fees/tags are that much.
Is the license fee a biennial renewal, or good for 4 years?
Is there some sort of late fee involved?
The license fee seems to be abnormally wicked high...
If there is any good news, the license fees (only) are tax deductible...
In California, we don't have a lot of gambling & mining like NV, or oil like TX, or other such things to subsidize what runs our State, so I just accept it and move on -- including my custom environmental plates that cost me even more than the average Joe every year. The side benefit the past 10 years with my former Lexus hybrids and now my MS here in Cali is, I don't have to pay and go through the every-2-year $50-$100+ smog certification that ICE vehicles do before you then pay for your new tags. I also am not paying some of the highest costs for gasoline in both California (we're typically at least 20+ cents per gallon higher just 60 miles south of Los Angeles) and the nation any more... but I must fess-up and admit that I do pay close to 25% of my daytime electrical rate for my MS to automatically charge itself each night after midnight if it decides it needs to via my HPWC.
CA is the #3 oil producer in the US. Texas produces about 900,000 barrels and CA produces 500,000. CA taxes it plenty (oil that is). California is also the third highest in the Nation for taxing the fuel, for total tax.
> Tax as pct. of gas price: 17.7% (4th highest)
> State fuel tax: 45.4 cents per gallon (4th highest)
> Gas price: $2.57 (4th highest)
California's gas taxes are among the highest in the nation, with the state charging 45.4 cents for every gallon purchased. However, such high fees may well be justified as more than 29 billion vehicle miles were driven on California roads last October alone, the most of any state. Additionally, more than 36% of the state's bridge surface area was either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete as of 2013, more than in all but a few states. In all, California taxed nearly 10 billion gallons of gas in the first eight months of 2014, well more than any other state, but the taxes collected are not spent on the roads as they were intended.
Its the spending that is out of control!
Do you guys pay an excise tax?
Not entirely true. It diminishes every year based on the value of the car - as determined by whom, I'm not sure.HAHAHA! (Laughing at the situation, not you)
That price is YEARLY.
Welcome to California. (sigh...)
And note, from a fellow Native Texan who chose CA for substantial reasons, you cannot deduct the price of your trade-in from a new car to diminish the taxes paid on the new car. They need their taxes and they get them. I am okay with that. Texas did not give me enough for all that property tax we paid.Moving to CA next year... not looking forward to this. Doesn't it get substantially cheaper in the following years, though?