Officials in some metro school systems don’t see the end of the “birthday tax” on vehicles as something to celebrate.
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Details of the law change
*As of March 1, the sales tax and the annual ad valorem tax on newly purchased vehicles was removed.
*Replacing those two taxes are a new title tax, or fee, of 6.5 percent for 2013, 6.75 percent for 2014 and 7 percent for 2015.
*If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, the dealer is required to pay the title tax to the tag agent in the county where you reside.
*If you purchase a vehicle from an individual, you will pay the title tax to the tag agent in the county where you reside when you go to get your tag. This is a first. In the past, person-to-person sales were not taxed.
* After the title fee is paid on a new car, your cost in your birthday month will be about $20 a year.