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Jun 12th 2019, 03:21 PM   #1
 
  Mar 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Registration Fees

My plants renewal came in the mail. Without the $5 optional fee, it comes to $63.75.

$30 of that is the typical License Fee. $25 is for the weight fee.

Looked up the state statute and the weight fee is supposed to vary between $15 and $45 (or something like that).

Im on a 2008 R1200GSA.

Fees seem normal to you? My first year renewing in Washington.
Jun 12th 2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Bellingham

  CBR600RRRC51DRZ400SM
Yep; same as my CBR this year
Jun 12th 2019, 03:52 PM   #3
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I paid $103 for my 2009 KLR this year.

Eyman has a bill or whatever you call it to reduce the fee's to 30 bucks. Make sure to vote for this to pass.

I bought my 2017 F150 for 10K less than MSRP, but I pay tabs on the actual MSRP which this year cost me $540 bucks. Total ripoff.
Jun 12th 2019, 04:16 PM   #4
 
  Mar 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Thanks, guys.

That’s crazy high compared to other places I’ve lived. I expected around $30-$40.
Jun 12th 2019, 05:06 PM   #5
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
we voted, via Eyeman, for $30.00 registration fees many moons ago. We "got" it, but they immediately began the creative fee-naming program, which apparently fools the shit out of us every time, and jacked them right back up. A state, same as a county and a city, is a for-profit enterprise. You just gotta realize that. They build those roads for a reason, and it aint for your enjoyment. The Officers/Overseers are revenue agents, plain and simple. You can tell if you watch what they do and not listen to what they say.
Jun 13th 2019, 05:07 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Washington has the most regressive tax system in the US. It's because we are stupid and keep voting down reasonable taxes like income and inheritance, so they can nickel and dime the less-well-compensated of us.

You want to live in a civilized society? Gotta pay for it. With taxes. But there are better ways of taxing, and Washington does it the worst ways.
Jun 13th 2019, 05:32 AM   #7
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
If the money was used efficiently and wisely, hell if they just spent the tax dollars on what we paid those tax dollars for id be happy, but they dont. Portland has about 10 real bad bottle necks in the main artery's that have been there for about 3 decades, they keep raising the gas tax but all i see happening is these god awful metal art work bieng installed on the road side and these funky green boxes for bikes with no continuity throught the city.
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Jun 13th 2019, 06:43 AM   #8
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

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Originally Posted by unicykle
If the money was used efficiently and wisely, hell if they just spent the tax dollars on what we paid those tax dollars for id be happy, but they dont. Portland has about 10 real bad bottle necks in the main artery's that have been there for about 3 decades, they keep raising the gas tax but all i see happening is these god awful metal art work bieng installed on the road side and these funky green boxes for bikes with no continuity throught the city.
Portland has zero intention of making life for cars better. They want to make it painful so more people walk or ride a bicycle.
Jun 13th 2019, 07:19 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
sounds about right I assume you're in Gig Harbor (Pierce County)? Register in King County and then say WTF!?, Between car and bike tabs it costs me about $600 a year...
Jun 13th 2019, 07:56 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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Originally Posted by 1shinysideup
sounds about right I assume you're in Gig Harbor (Pierce County)? Register in King County and then say WTF!?, Between car and bike tabs it costs me about $600 a year...
Don't even have to go that far. Just move across the bridge and into the ST3 zone and license fees skyrocket.

$63 is what I pay in Mason County. What I hate though is that I pay a "weight fee" on my motorcycles that is the same as what I pay on 2500lb car.
Jun 13th 2019, 08:01 AM   #11
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  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
Here in King County, specifically Des Moines, a new tag for a 1987 Yamaha FZR1000 cost me just under $110. Of that, the cut for Des Moines alone was $40.

That is one of the few things that I miss about living in Arizona. Tags for the same bike cost $18.
Jun 13th 2019, 10:35 AM   #12
 CodeBlue's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
My '08 990 Adventure was $198 last year. Thanks, ST3.
Jun 13th 2019, 05:57 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
Portland has zero intention of making life for cars better. They want to make it painful so more people walk or ride a bicycle.
One of the Seattle mayors flat out said that several years ago. He was applauded for it.
Jun 13th 2019, 07:10 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Quote:
Originally Posted by juanitotheclumsy
Washington has the most regressive tax system in the US. It's because we are stupid and keep voting down reasonable taxes like income and inheritance, so they can nickel and dime the less-well-compensated of us.

You want to live in a civilized society? Gotta pay for it. With taxes. But there are better ways of taxing, and Washington does it the worst ways.
No, we are smart to vote them down because they always presented without a reduction in the regressive taxes. We don't need more taxes to feed another army of useless bureaucrats, we need a government that uses our tax money well, and to replace the regressive taxes with income taxes.
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Jun 14th 2019, 05:53 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Not as bad on the east side, all though some of our local governments are starting to pick up the nasty habits of the west side local government taxation ideas. Like Richland adding 20 bucks to license tabs to pay for a bridge that won't the traffic problem they are trying to solve.

Not trying to pick a fight, but why is an income tax so much better that a sales tax?

I don't mind a sales tax for a couple of reasons.

First is that I can control what taxes I pay. If I don't want to pay the tax on a new car, I don't buy a new car. If I don't want to pay the tax on a new TV, I don't buy a new TV. I still have the same old stuff, or I buy someone else's old stuff but I paid still controlled what tax I paid. My choice.

Secondly, everybody, rich and poor pays sales tax, unless they choose not to buy shit as listed above. Not everyone pays income taxes.

I would love to pay less taxes, and have the tax burden spread over a larger segment of our society. I would back any method that would lower them.

Convince me an income tax is the way to go.
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