North Carolina auto dealers want the state legislature to repeal a new state law aimed at collecting money from tax delinquents.
The law combines two annual expenses for cars and trucks — state registration renewals and local personal-property tax payments.
Dealers say the problem is that people who buy a car or truck and then immediately title it must pay the local property tax at the same time, rather than waiting up to a year as they would now.
“If we have to collect another fee, it does dampen car sales,” Bob Glaser, the president of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Ass. tells the Winston-Salem Journal. “Car dealers shouldn't have to collect property tax at the point of sale.”
Auto dealers back proposed legislation that would repeal the law. Its sponsor says dealers are exaggerating the effect of collecting the tax.