So Illinois sends me a $1,500 sales tax bill on a car I paid $1,400 for

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    We're talking a 1998 Chevy Cavalier Z24 here...

    Oh that's not even the best part - Illinois refused to issue me license plates because there was something wrong with the title... The kicker is that the car blew a rod on I-94 (expressway) and a "wrecker company" took the fucking thing before I had a chance for it to be towed (3 hrs later)... And this was months ago (July?).... I just got the sales tax bill now..

    They didn't even issue me plates and I didn't even buy the car in Illinois - I bought the fucking thing in Wisconsin to make it even more messed up...

    How the hell can you tax a person on a 1,400 dollar car 1,500 on a car that was reject for plates??
     
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    What's the mileage? I didn't think there was sales tax on that old of a model.
     
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    Clearly the state of Illinois is sending you a message: " take the bus! "

    The nanny state"Progressives" that run the state of Illinois know that you have way too much freedom in your own car...they do not like free thinking people that can travel at will- they prefer mindless drones that travel using mass transit and are easily controllable. That is why they tax the shit out of your cars, guns, and anything else they deem as "undesirable". They know best! It's for your own protection anyway....

    :lol:
     
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    if nobody else is going to call it - i will.

    s.h.e.n.a.n.i.g.a.n.s
     
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    California once tried to charge me income tax on a capital gain on the sale of a home that was sold in FL where I lived at the time.
    The headquarters of the mortgage company was in CA.

    I told the bastards to go to hell, which they did not, but they gave up on charging me CA state income tax ;)
     
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    Nick, where the hell did you get the title transferred?
     
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    By your avatar I am going to go with you don't know what is really going on, and call total bullshit on the whole thing.
     
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    That is the funny part, I brought it to the currency exchange, paid a bunch of fees and then Illinois refused to transfer the title from Wisconsin to Illinois...

    I only had temporary plates when I blew the rod... I was waiting for a second title transfer when the car got totaled..

    Now they want to charge me tax on a junked car??

    How convenient in a state like Illinois - not to mention a tax that is 110% of the blue book value, or at least what I paid for it.
     

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