RTA tax on car

Oct 4, 2017 6 Comments

What is the deal with the RTA tax? Whose idea was it to tax on car value? I thought originally it was proposed to be based on mileage, which would at least be more fair.
Is there a way to avoid paying this? Imagine a tesla owner (80k car) is now also on the hook for about $800 a year, even if you don't drive it often.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Microsoft c:
    The liberals in Seattle. Did you not READ the details of the issue last election? It's all in there.... You have a chance to fix this by voting non-democrat and actually change Seattle from the current cesspool it is. So glad to live in unincorporated king county and don't pay this tax.
    Oct 4, 2017 0
  • Should a Tesla and a civic owner pay the same? I think it should incorporate both!
    Oct 4, 2017 1
    • Microsoft yMcg47
      Retroactively yes.
      Oct 4, 2017
  • Amazon boosting
    I don't think there is a way to get out of paying. I suppose can move a little bit further away where the train will not go to.
    Apr 7, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Sales AmzzSeattl
    And why I voted no on the bill. They put it together so fast as always and not many read the details. Good news on 20 years I will have public transportation in my neighborhood from the increased tax.
    Oct 5, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng

    Uber Eng

    You are liberal and you want more tax. Isn't it the case?
    Oct 4, 2017 0


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