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Old 06-26-2015, 10:58 PM   #1
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Okies getting taken for a ride registering an RV

Just wondering if other Oklahomans have been taken for a ride at the tag agency while registering their RV?
I always thought the customer had to prove what they paid for the vehicle in order to figure excise tax but I found out this week that the state has their own way of telling you what you paid.
They overstated the MSRP on my coach by $15,000 then declared I only got a 20% discount instead of the 27% that was showing on the sales agreement from the dealership. All in all it ended up costing me an additional $1,262.
The tag agent said this computerized calculation system had been in effect since 2000 when the people voted on it. But also admitted the people probably didn't understand what they were voting on. I sure don't remember voting on any thing resembling this.
Probably won't do any good but I think I'll write our local state senator and try to find out if they realize how much they are screwing the Oklahoma people.
So much for my rant for the week.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:34 PM   #2
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I think the rule on rv's is if you get more than 20% off MSRP they make you pay excise tax on money you didn't spend. When I tagged our Excel we were slightly under the 20% figure and paid based on the purchase price. I bought a new Ranger bass boat the next year and they didn't care what I paid for it, the tax was based on the MSRP for the boat and motor. On new cars and trucks it is the purchase price. I'm not sure how it works with used. I've always thought this was an OTC rule. I don't remember ever voting on anything like that. I think this came about because some folks were coming in with paperwork showing ridiculously low purchase prices on rv's and boats so a rule was made to punish everyone.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:21 AM   #3
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OK has the 4th LOWEST gas and fuel taxes in the US. OK needs to raise their gas and fuel taxes. Thus they could eliminate their unfair vehicle registration fees.
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It sounds like they are taxing you on the "fair market value" rather than the purchase price. That has become increasingly common in states with personal property taxes on vehicles, probably because people had learned to scam the taxman with phony purchase orders or other ways to show an artificially low price.

And they get to calculate the "market value"! Is there perhaps an appeal p[rocess where you could demonstrate that the state's "market value" is not realistic? It would probably take more than just one purchase contract to show that, however.
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