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Re:Low Tax Living - Selected States
« Reply #90 on: July 03, 2003, 02:32:22 pm »

Hi Mactruk,

Re # 75;

Super point, Mactruk.

It's the labor killing the American golden goose.  There are 2 components; the bloated size of payrolls and the workers being overpaid and with too generous benefits packages.

Two thoughts come to mind.  When we learn of an overseas emergency we sometimes here that the US Embassy was ordered to evacuate all nonessential personnel.  If the money to support the nonessential personnel came from the retirement package, changes just might occur.

I live in a large civil service state.  During weather emergencies, the radio announces that only essential personnel need to report to work. Words have meaning. If we could only institutionalize that in the Promised Land !

Did that 83% in Montana include contractor personnel?

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Re:Low Tax Living - Selected States
« Reply #91 on: August 29, 2003, 01:10:47 pm »

I wonder about other taxes in the prospective states, on personal property, for example. Where I live now, city and county ad valorem taxes make the tag for a new car cost several hundred dollars. I did a search for 'car tag prices' and 'auto licensing fees' but didn't find much. I'd appreciate any info anyone could provide.
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Re:Low Tax Living - Selected States
« Reply #92 on: August 29, 2003, 10:58:51 pm »

I wonder about other taxes in the prospective states, on personal property, for example. Where I live now, city and county ad valorem taxes make the tag for a new car cost several hundred dollars. I did a search for 'car tag prices' and 'auto licensing fees' but didn't find much. I'd appreciate any info anyone could provide.

I've tackled that question several times and have never got enough data to build a solid comparison of the states because it is so complicated, you've got several different taxes and fees in each state, some taxes pose as fees, some fees are in lieu of taxes, some are paid annually, others bi-annually, different fee schedules for lease, for trucks, cars, ahh!  I'm going to pull-out my hair! --then you can't compare states on this issue enough to do justice without factoring-in inspection fees, smog checks, license plate fees, insurance database fees, the list is crazy.

I'll give you an idea,  just off the top of my head, though I'm feeling too lazy to go back and pull-out all my research and others' research on this so far  -- go look at the "More and Other Criteria" thread, and let me know what we have so far, if you please.  I recall that Montana is very cheap, if you own a junker, but very expensive if you lease or own a luxury car.  ID,MT,NH,AK require no safety inspection, ID is one of the lowest in registration fees, but not the lowest,  NH law allows no tax to be assessed on cars but there is still a significant fee of some sort, sorry can't be of much more help right now.

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Re:Low Tax Living - Selected States
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2003, 04:41:04 pm »

I wonder about other taxes in the prospective states, on personal property, for example. Where I live now, city and county ad valorem taxes make the tag for a new car cost several hundred dollars. I did a search for 'car tag prices' and 'auto licensing fees' but didn't find much. I'd appreciate any info anyone could provide.

After doing more research I was able to find out more and put together a comparison spreadsheet. It's by no means complete but it's something.
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Re:Low Tax Living - Selected States
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2003, 08:28:48 pm »

Visibility of taxes is important as well. States like Texas are constantly imposing "fees" and excise taxes on businesses that get hidden from consumers. Even income taxes are somewhat "hidden" psychologically because they are collected out of each paycheck.

NH has one really big, bad tax, and its victims get one whopping bill every year. Much easier to campaign against  than states with a little income tax, a little sales tax, a little property tax, a little tea tax, etc. etc.
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