***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

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***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

Post by 87spree70superbee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:01 pm


As some of you know, in June I purchased my first scooter, a 1985 Spree. Just this week, November 7, I get a letter from the Cook County Department of Revenue. Basically, it's a gigantic load of bull sh*t. Apparently, when you buy or inherit a used vehicle from anyone else other than a licensed used vehicle dealer, it's subject to this new tax, which is from Cook County. NOT the state, NOT the feds, just Cook. even though I paid for the scooter, the $25 federal fee, and the $100 DMV title transfer fee, now I have to pay $175 for this Cook County tax. Let's do the math. $400 for the scoot, $125 in DMV fees, and now $175 to the county. Total cost for my bike? $700. :*: OUCH!!!!!!!

It's even more for newer vehicles, here's the link.
http://www.cookcountyil.gov/portal/serv ... se_tax/678
Sorry for complaning, but I needed to vent.
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Re: ***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

Post by dun rite » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:05 pm

And I thought Hawaii was tax happy.
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Re: ***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

Post by wiguy05 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:21 am

I consider myself a Democrat and I still think Chicago is a liberal cesspool.

If it can be sold, they will tax it. It's all about the $$$ in Illinois.
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Re: ***NEW TAX*** Cook County IL "Non-Retailer Use" tax

Post by Atis » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:54 am

Ok they want to make money but why according to the ordinance do retailers pay 1% and you are paying over 40% with the rate they impose based on age without even taking into account price? New York DMV has been collecting sales tax for as long as I can remember but 40%, wow!

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