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#61 Nashy

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:20

i wish we could pay our vehicle tax monthly rather than paying all at once, we have two vehicles so it comes out to nearly $150 a year just to renew are tags each year :(

 

Don't complain, here's my renewal:

 

Registration fee 443.45   Traffic improvement fee 48.85   CTP insurance premium 334.60       ========   Total fee ($) 826.90     ========    


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:37

2006 Honda S2000 that gets "up to" 32 mpg :p

 

I love the Spoon hard top roof for them.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:50

why don't you guys just do what we do, charge a tax based on how much gas you use? why have an excise tax on the car itself? We pay a tax per gallon of gas sold, so if you aren't using you car, you aren't being taxed...

Yes, that has been suggested many times, but the government ignore the suggestion as they are all wasters.

 

So people that use the roads more, makes sense, however this was suggested under the previous government and they ignored it.

 

So all they do is add a little duty to fuel duty.

 

The road vehicle licence tax doesn't go to repairing roads and improving highways, nope only around 20% of it does, it's a scam.

 

Same with being forced to pay a TV licence, to fund the bloated broadcasting corporation.

 

Paying people £18,000,000 a year as a retainer or a chief executive £800,000 for 4 hours work per week.

 

Just fund via adverts.

 

Britain and their politicians do not listen.



#64 Brian M.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 14:40

I have no problem with road tax - as drivers we already know that a vast % of our money goes to the gov't. The thing I have a problem with is how they calculate it based on emissions.

I have a 2010 Alfa Romeo MiTo - it's a little 1.4l petrol hatchback, and since it's turbocharged, it produces about 160bhp. Not a huge or really powerful car - my road tax is £180 a year.

My parents have a 2004 Ford Focus diesel. It's emissions are lower, although if you consider the emissions per kw output, it's FAR less efficient than my MiTo. Every time you put your foot down, a cloud of black smoke puffs out of the back - yet because, on paper, when it was new, it's "emissions" were less than mine, their road tax is about £100.

Just calculate it based on a fairer metric. If you're doing it based on emissions - shove a pipe up the exhaust every year (happens on the MOT test anyway!!!) and charge a rate based on the actual emissions now. Or take into account that a car which produces twice as much CO2, but has 4 times as much power, is actually twice as efficient.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:30

 

The Treasury said it showed government was moving "into the modern age".

 

I wouldn't go that far. :D



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:24

Always made me laugh, putting any stickers in the swept area of your windscreen is illegal. But that's where you have to put your tax disc. 



#67 Orange

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:42

Good idea but what about people who don't even have tax.. So many people get away with it already!



#68 Kami-

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 13:36

As if we weren't taxed enough..... 5% more??

If you only paid 6months at a time this is a reduction from the previous 10%...



#69 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 19:52

If you only paid 6months at a time this is a reduction from the previous 10%...

Yes it has already been pointed out

#70 Growled

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:42

 

Don't complain, here's my renewal:

 

Registration fee 443.45   Traffic improvement fee 48.85   CTP insurance premium 334.60       ========   Total fee ($) 826.90     ========    

 

 

That honestly seems like highway robbery.



#71 Nashy

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:53

That honestly seems like highway robbery.

 

That's for a 6 Cylinder vehicle.  (FG XR6 for those playing at home).

Queensland has the highest vehicle rego in any Australian state.  Lovely....