Tax, tags program begins implementation

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 06:16 PM

A new program requiring the payment of vehicle property taxes at the same time vehicle registration renewals are due will be implemented July 1.

The program known as Tag and Tax Together is the result of a law passed in 2005 by the General Assembly making vehicle property taxes due in full before a vehicle’s registration can be renewed.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has been working with all 100 county revenue offices and the state Department of Revenue to make the combined payment program possible.

Porcha Brooks, Vance County tax administrator, is spreading word of the new legislative program to citizens locally.

“When we send out motor vehicle bills we’re sending out a flyer in the bill, and I’m planning on putting a pamphlet together for around town,” Brooks said. “The flyer lets them know that the law is changing, effective July first, so when they get an invite to renew their tag, it will also be a bill to pay their taxes.”

The NCDMV is also making efforts to help vehicle owners with the new requirement, and has posted a special web page offering information about the program at ncdot.gov/dmv.

“The division is working with all 100 county revenue offices to make this new web page available,” said DMV commissioner Eric Boyette in a prepared statement.

Vehicle property taxes must be paid in full at the time of registration renewal, which can be taken care of at any DMV office in the state.

“It’s almost like a one stop shop, so you can go anywhere in North Carolina to renew your tag, any DMV office,” Brooks said. “The important thing is the full bill will have to be paid. They won’t take partial payments in order to get your sticker.”

 

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