: Does Pennsylvania have Motor Vehicle Property Tax? and other PA Questions...



Playdrv4me
02-05-05, 02:03 AM
Also, how are the insurance rates up there? The guy at the Chevy store was telling me that PA has "high claim rates" and that I better trade in my car quick if I want to get into something reasonable to insure quickly.

Finally, can someone tell me offhand, what the GOOD part of town in the Scranton area is? Im looking for an apartment and I will be working in Scranton, I need something reasonable in a relatively good part of town. I know its a pretty industrial town, but im sure its got a good side and a bad side.

RE: The insurance and the property taxes... If its anything like Wichita (like 1 or 2 percent of the vehicles MSRP... so on a Lexus like mine, expect 7-800.00 out of pocket for the first few years and then less and less each year) then Im just going to leave the registration here in TX and deal with any legal ramifications when/if they come.

Playdrv4me
02-05-05, 10:43 PM
Ok, I am not actually going to believe that those of you who live in PA DONT KNOW THIS. Come on, help me out. ;)

majax
02-05-05, 10:59 PM
Sorry but Penn is a long ways away from Idaho:yup:

airbalancer
02-06-05, 08:26 AM
Scranton, is the place were you have watch out for the truck with 10,000 lbs of bananas, on it?

airbalancer
02-06-05, 08:29 AM
"RE: The insurance and the property taxes... If its anything like Wichita (like 1 or 2 percent of the vehicles MSRP... so on a Lexus like mine, expect 7-800.00 out of pocket for the first few years and then less and less each year) then Im just going to leave the registration here in TX and deal with any legal ramifications when/if they come."
You have to pay property taxes on a car!!!!!?
Is it some strange tax thing, and I thought I paid to much in taxes in Canada.

Playdrv4me
02-06-05, 02:59 PM
"RE: The insurance and the property taxes... If its anything like Wichita (like 1 or 2 percent of the vehicles MSRP... so on a Lexus like mine, expect 7-800.00 out of pocket for the first few years and then less and less each year) then Im just going to leave the registration here in TX and deal with any legal ramifications when/if they come."
You have to pay property taxes on a car!!!!!?
Is it some strange tax thing, and I thought I paid to much in taxes in Canada.

Yup you got it. Some states actually REQUIRE you to pay taxes over and above the sales tax EVERY YEAR. I know Kansas had this and it was an absolute joke, the state still kept claiming they had no money even with all this revenue. In fact, they started closing the tag and tax office 30 minutes earlier because they didnt want to pay their employees overtime. California has Motor Vehicle Property Tax also, and it is skyhigh too.

Ralph
02-06-05, 03:04 PM
Ya but when you guys get 45% income tax, THEN you can complain. :shhh:

Playdrv4me
02-06-05, 03:07 PM
Ya but when you guys get 45% income tax, THEN you can complain. :shhh:

Heh... Yea I suppose youre right!

Well, I answered half of my question. Luckily PA does NOT have motor vehicle Property Tax, just sales tax if the car is purchased within the last six months, and standard registration fees. Thats a big relief!

airbalancer
02-06-05, 05:55 PM
Canadian tax rate

Federal Tax ONTARIO TAX
O-$35,595 16% 0-33,375 6.05%
35,595-71,189 22% 33,375-66,751 9.15%
71,190-115,738 26% 66,752-and up 11.16%
115,739 and up 29%
Ralph
Where to you 45%

Ralph
02-06-05, 05:57 PM
Ralph
Where to you 45%

If you make over $50,000 per year you pay about 45% off each paycheck. Sorry, I might have confused that with income tax.

That includes UI and CPP.