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DMV New Resident Checklist

by Melissa Crumish on

Moving to a new state creates a lengthy Things to Do list: checking out schools, contacting utility companies, figuring out which neighbors to avoid … Faced with so many undertakings, it’s easy to forget to contact your local Department of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) after relocation. Depending on your situation you may need to update all […]

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How to Get a Vehicle’s MSRP by Melissa Crumish on

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) – nicknamed “sticker price” – is the recommended selling price car companies assign new vehicles. This price is not firm. It’s a suggestion for dealerships, and depending how the vehicle type is selling, dealerships may adjust the actual selling price either lower (for slow selling cars) or higher (for vehicles […]

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Tax Deduction for Vehicle Registration Fees by Kathy Teel on

Several factors can affect the used car taxes you pay, including: The vehicle’s weight. The type of license plate you’re getting. The state in which you’re registering the vehicle. Whether the car is a trade in. Vehicle Registration Tax Calculator Every state has a different way of calculating the fees for used cars; checking out […]

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How to Calculate Vehicle Registration Fees by Alicia Sparks on

You save and save and save to get enough for your dream car (or, at least, enough for a down payment for your dream), only to find out you also need enough to cover the vehicle registration fees, too. Nasty surprise, if you’re not ready for it. But…how do you get ready for it? Common […]

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Tax Deductible Car Registration Fees by Josh Tyson on

Tax deductions put funny songs in our head. Well, mostly “Pennies from Heaven,” because deductions have to rain quite a bit before you feel net effect. Still, it’s worth investigating tax deductible auto registration fees. Just don’t start picturing monsoons of money. Are registration fees deductible? Generally, you can declare vehicle registration fees on your […]

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What Is a Bill of Sale? by Alicia Sparks on

Are you familiar with invoices? Surely you’re familiar with receipts. Well, think of a bill of sale as a combination of an invoice and a receipt. Not only does it act as a record of the transaction, but also it includes all the specifics of the goods. Who Needs a Bill of Sale? Some states […]

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Car Insurance Requirements for Registration Renewal by Nadia Ibanez on

No matter which state you reside in, your local vehicle registration agency will not allow drivers to get on the road without proper liability insurance in the case that they get into any sort of collision. In fact, up-to-date car insurance is so important when operating a vehicle that proof of it must be kept […]

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