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I bought a 03 sv 650 in march this year. Registered and paid my crap. I can't find the form I paid the taxes with. But I'm 99% its $25 and I paid cash. I found my check stub for $137 for the plates and crap.

Cook county sends me a paper saying I owe $200 in taxes. "Non retailer use tax notice" wtf is going on? I'm trying to call them on their line but been on hold for 45 mins.

Do they think I bought a car? Or did prices go up? I pulled their "rut-50" and I still see $25 motorcycle.

Hopefully one of u guys can help.
 

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Obama is at it already.......
 

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Unless they changed it, I remember taxes on cars 1-5 years old being a percentage value (i.e. 9%), and not a fixed value.

Either the tax on cars went down, tax on bikes went up, or they're way off and sending you something for something else.
 

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The wording is where I'm lost. If motor vehicle is a motorcycle then I would need to pay. $200 minus the $25 I paid ( no receipt of this).

What's stupid is 3 calls each on hold for 45+ minutes and no one answers at this "call center". Trying to call at 7am when they open.
 

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It's $25 if you bought it from an individual , from a dealer , you pay sales tax. Still can't figure that one out myself.
 

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Yea I bought it from someone, private party.

Googled around and a couple people got the notice but they bought cars. I think they confused my motorcycle for a car but hopefully I'll get in touch with a human tomorrow
 

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Unless this is a newly passed tax that no one knows anything about you don't owe them anything. The $25 you paid at the Sec. of State goes to the State of Illinois and has been in place for several years now. You absolutely MUST have paid it or the SOS would not have processed the title transfer and registration. My guess is they somehow got notification that you purchased the bike and they are assuming you bought it from a dealer because, to the best of my knowledge, other than the flat $25 tax that goes to Illinois in a private party sale there is no other tax on such a transaction.
DO NOT pay this until you are absolutely positive you owe it or you will never see that money again...Cook County is NOTORIOUS for sending notices about taxes owed that are not and then keeps the cash!
 

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The State tax on buying a used motorcycle from a private party is $25.

Don't know about the County Tax on private party used purchases. I thought that Cook County only collected a 1% tax on vehicles purchased from dealers.

I bought two vehicles outside of Cook County this year, and got the tax forms and paid the 1% tax on each. One was a motorcycle, one was a car. Both were new.
 

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Lol. I just went through this.

Private party. If its under 15k the price you paid, then it's 25.00
Over 15k you pay the state tax of what ever it is.

I didn't read your document. But if your saying they don't show you paying the tax of 25.00 then they added audited penalty, interest and all other crap to get your new bill.
If you don't have your copy of the payment your fucked.

You can argue it all you want. My advise is just pay it and the hell with them.
 

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I got the same god damn letter yesterday for the DRZ400SM I bought.

I'm going over to the currency exchange at lunch to see what happened and why I owe this. When I transfered the title and registered the bike the currency exchange should have handled everything involving taxes on the bike which I purchased via a private party.

If the currency exchange can't help I'm sending the letter to my lawyer because this sounds like complete bullshit.
 

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This has now come up on another internet group I am in. a group of them all received the notice yesterday. According to a link one provided, which is the same as the one posted here by Aussie Grover, it is a new tax levied by Cook County effective March 1, 2012. It's a new one on me. I had no idea the county board had passed anything like this. I transfered 2 bikes this year but have not gotten anything from the County as of yet. After reading the ordinance, I wonder if you paid the state do you still owe the county? The way it's worded raises the question but, I suspect yes. If I get a notice I won't pay it until I am sure that's the case...if it is I will pay but, you can bet my County Board rep and the county board president will be hearing from me and I plan to remember this in two years when they come up for re-election!

This pisses me off but, it doesn't surprise me...This came down from the same people that want to tax each bullet sold!
 

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This has now come up on another internet group I am in. a group of them all received the notice yesterday. According to a link one provided, which is the same as the one posted here by Aussie Grover, it is a new tax levied by Cook County effective March 1, 2012. It's a new one on me. I had no idea the county board had passed anything like this. I transfered 2 bikes this year but have not gotten anything from the County as of yet. After reading the ordinance, I wonder if you paid the state do you still owe the county? The way it's worded raises the question but, I suspect yes. If I get a notice I won't pay it until I am sure that's the case...if it is I will pay but, you can bet my County Board rep and the county board president will be hearing from me and I plan to remember this in two years when they come up for re-election!

This pisses me off but, it doesn't surprise me...This came down from the same people that want to tax each bullet sold!
Please post the link you speak of.

So we have to pay over 400 fucking dollars for plates, transfer title and registration?

Jesus tap dancing christ!
 
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