Car sales, gas tax and vehicle registration fee to go up in SC roads bill

Car sales, gas tax and vehicle registration fee to go up in SC roads bill


THERE ARE SOME MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT BILLS GOING THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE. ONE WAY IS WITH A IT WAS TAX. BUT THERE ARE OTHERS. OPPONENTS SAY THAT COULD HIT THE POOR. HOW YOU COULD PAY MORE FOR A SALES TAX. SHE PAID OFF HER $20,000 CAR SHE BOUGHT YEARS AGO. BUT NEWS OF A SALES TAX ALARMS HER. SOMEBODY WHO ILLS HEALTHY CAN GO GET A 2017 AND PAY 600 DOLLARS IN TAXES AND I’M STILL GOING TO PAY 600-DOLLAR IN TAXES. I MEAN, IS THAT FAIR? SHE IS REFERRING TO A PROPOSED HIKE OF THE CURRENT $300 SALES TAX CAP. A BILL IN THE HOUSE WOULD RAISE IT TO $500 IN THE SENATE, $600. WE ALL. ROAD AND BRIDGES IMPROVED BUT I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE ON THE BACKS OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAST AFFORD IT. DARLA BREWER WHO REPRESENTS 3500 INDEPENDENT DEALERSHIPS ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA SAYS THAT CUSTOMERS IN THE 10 TO $12,000 RANGE WOULD BE HIT THE HARD ES. LAWMAKERS WHO SUPPORT THE BILL SAY THEY STILL PROTECT CONSUMERS. ANYTHING UNDER 6000-DOLLAR CURRENTLY THAT IS IN LAW NOW WHICH IS THE 3200-DOLLAR CAP, THAT STAYS THE SAME. IN THE END, GOING TO THE 600- DOLLAR CAP, IS STILL NOWHERE CLOSE TO WHERE IT COULD BE IF WE DIDN’T HAVE A CAP ON IT AT ALL. DEALERS AND BUYERS STRESS THE SALES TAXIS GENERALLY SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY UP FRONT. LENDERS RARELY WRAP IT INTO THE FINANCE PACKAGE. AS A SINGLE MOM AND A FULL- TIME STUDENT, WORKING 20 HOURS A WEEK, BRINGING HOME $200 A WEEK, IT WOULD TAKE ME SIX MONTHS IF I SAVED 50-DOLLAR A MONTH TO SAVE. THAT’S INCREASED TO $600, THAT WOULD TAKE ME AN ADDITIONAL SIX MONTHS GO IF THEY WOULD CHANGE IT FROM 5% TO 3%, THAT WOULD CHANGE THE MATH AND BASICALLY, NOW, IF YOU DO A $10,000 VEHICLE, TIMES 3%, IT WOULD STAY AT 300 AND LEAVE THE CAP THE SAME, 500 OR 600. THAT WOULD LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THE PEOPLE THAT CAN LEAST AFFORD IT. SO THAT’S ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION. BUT THAT’S NOT IN ANY LEGISLATION. ANOTHER POSSIBLE SOLUTION COMES FROM SENATE DEMOCRATS THAT WOULD KEEP THE CAP AT 300 BUT WOULD JUMP TO 500 FOR ANY CAR OVER $30,000. THE POINT THAT IS WE ARE AT A SPOT RIGHT NOW WHERE IF YOU HAVE AN OPINION, YOU WANT TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR BEFORE A BILL PASSES. JUST LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON WSPA.COM. VERY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CASH TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. SURE IS. REALLY IS. KEEP IN MIND THESE BILL ALSO RAISE THE GAS TAX BETWEEN 8 AND 12 CENTS AND SOME DISCUSS RAISING THE VEHICLE