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    lds265 Guest
    I don't understand why I received a notice asking that I pay a "personal property tax" on my leased car. I am in the 3rd year of my 3 yr lease agreement and this is the first I have heard of this. I understand I am liable for the yearly excise tax but am I liable for this tax even when I don't "own" the car? Should I be billed for this?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lds265:
    I don't understand why I received a notice asking that I pay a "personal property tax" on my leased car. I am in the 3rd year of my 3 yr lease agreement and this is the first I have heard of this. I understand I am liable for the yearly excise tax but am I liable for this tax even when I don't "own" the car? Should I be billed for this?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    My response:

    We're going to need more info:

    1. What State are you in?

    2. From whom did the Notice come from?

    3. On the Notice, both front and back, are there any indications of the law; e.g., Statute numbers?

    4. Can you please quote the exact words from the Notice?

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    lds265 Guest
    I am located in "Taxachusetts", Massachusetts to the rest of the world. Can you tell I am bitter. LOL Anyway...

    The letter was sent by the lesser company on their letterhead, American Honda Finance.
    The letter states that it is an advance notice of obligation for personal property taxes on your leased 1998 Honda Civic Cpe. Vehicles are subject to property tax in your state. Under the terms of your lease agreement, you are repsonsible for taxes levied on you, the vehicle, or the lessor. American Honda Finance Corp. will pay the property tax direct to the taxing authority. The amount will be billed when due on your Lease Statement with your regularly scheduled lease payment. The amount will appear under the section titled Prior Billings and Miscellaneous Charges and will be identified as "Property Tax".

    There are no indications of law statute numbers anywhere on the letter. I have gotten a letter like this the past 2 years to inform me of the excise tax portion but nothing of personal property. I should request a copy of the tax bill they received. I don't think this right, but common sense doesn't seem to thrive very well when it comes to federal and state law.
    Any information and advice is most appreciated.
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    My response:

    Thanks for the info. However, I could not find any laws in these regards. Therefore, I concur with you that you should, indeed, request a copy of such billing, and that the same should be faxed to you. And, I would also ask you to post the same here for follow-up, if necessary.

    Thanks.

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