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post #1 of 5 Old 11-18-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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F-350 Taxes???

So I just go the first tax bill with my '08 F350 (I live in South Carolina) and the taxes are out the roof! They say that here the F350 can only be charged as a commercial vehicle, with a 10.5% tax rate of appraised value instead of 6% which is charged on all non-commercial vehicles. I've called the county treasurer's office and DMV and they say that this is the only way they can be taxed. I didn't have this issue on my F250, and Ive seen other F350s that don't have the same license tags as the ones I have now. Has anybody had the same issues, or know if this is a new law that's been passed? I know this probably doesn't apply to most states but just seeing what other people have run into. An over $1k tax bill hit the wallet very hard...

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I just went trough the same thing with my f250. You've got to find the right DMV employee that knows how to change the vehicle weight on your registration. Find out what your truck weighs, or simply lie, and have it dropped below your states limits. It'll get you regular vehicle tags, instead of truck tags. This changing how your truck is taxed. Tell them your truck is for personal use and that you don't tow anything. Legally you're not supposed to go over a certain weight either towing or hauling, without having truck tags. The DMV will warn the **** out of you about the cops pulling over and weighing your truck, and you getting heavily fined. Most places this won't be a problem. Just don't slam your truck with a load and tow something at the same time. I probably asked 25+ people with big trucks and side business that constantly tow and none ever had problems.

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I just went trough the same thing with my f250. You've got to find the right DMV employee that knows how to change the vehicle weight on your registration. Find out what your truck weighs, or simply lie, and have it dropped below your states limits. It'll get you regular vehicle tags, instead of truck tags. This changing how your truck is taxed. Tell them your truck is for personal use and that you don't tow anything. Legally you're not supposed to go over a certain weight either towing or hauling, without having truck tags. The DMV will warn the **** out of you about the cops pulling over and weighing your truck, and you getting heavily fined. Most places this won't be a problem. Just don't slam your truck with a load and tow something at the same time. I probably asked 25+ people with big trucks and side business that constantly tow and none ever had problems.
It workes differently in SC for a 350. This is nothing new. All 350s get liscenced as a commercial vehicle where you get a P tag. taxes are higher but wil go down over the years.

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Maybe you should have purchased and f250? In north Carolina I have a weighted tag as opposed to a regular tag like a lighter duty truck. It costs me more to renew my tag. Never paid attenion to the vehicle tax though.


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I have a 2010 f350 and got hammered with a personal property tax of a touch over 2 grand. Definitley didn`t expect that one , after talking to a few buddys i am doing what skew said
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