Legislation (S.B. 843) to eliminate a provision in the Connecticut statutes that allows antiques, rare or special interest motor vehicles to be assessed at a value of no more than $500 will be considered by the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding on Monday, March 4, 2013. Under the bill,valuation of these vehicles will be done in the same manner as all other motor vehicles in the state. Vehicles in Connecticut are taxed by the municipality in which they are registered and rates vary by municipality. The municipality calculates the owner’s tax liability for a particular vehicle by multiplying the "mill rate" by 70% of the vehicle’s true and actual value.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to this Provision in S.B. 843
- Tax assessors are looking to target motor vehicles for additional revenue at time when it appears that property taxes are increasing for many Connecticut citizens on other taxable property.
- S.B. 843 seeks to narrow property tax benefits for antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles by assessing their value at a higher rate. These values may not be easily determined.
- S.B. 843 ignores the fact that existing antique, rare or special interest motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of continued property tax benefits.
DON’T DELAY! If you haven’t done so already, please contact members of the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to S.B. 843.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at email@example.com. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding
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