A state lawmaker in Indiana is proposing a "mileage tax" for vehicles to replace the gasoline tax due to decreased gas tax revenues, similar to a program enacted in Oregon. What do you think of this idea?
Electric cars don't pay any gas taxes yet they still use the roads. Is this fair? Shouldn't the tax be based on usage? A mileage tax makes sense to me. Get rid of gas taxes and set up a mileage tax instead.
Electric cars don't pay any taxes, but the people that own them do. They also pay tolls. And this is only the state portion of the gas tax, not the federal. In general, I don't have a problem with user fees. I don't want the govt monitoring mileage.
It doesn't stop them from continuing the gas taxes and even raising them. It's plain robbery and abuse of power!
Terrible idea. Would Americans actually let the Government monitor their vehicles?
Mileage is already self reported with annual registrations.
I've never reported my mileage.
It may be a PA thing but when you submit your registration to get your plate sticker. They ask you to record an odometer reading.
"we're not spending enough money and taxing enough!!! lets figure out a way to screw 'em MORE..."
what a horrible abuse of power
This tax proposal concerns me on a number of levels, including the fact that it's going to be a tax increase. Having Big Brother tracking my mileage with GPS, or whatever, is downright creepy. And it's supposed to replace the gas tax? Yeah, right...
That is a really, really bad idea.
But how do you really, really feel about it? :)
I HATE IT
That's an awful, awful idea.
How bout we don't tax gas, or mileage on cars that use gas?
On top of gasoline tax? Or in place of gasoline tax?
Supposedly in place of the gasoline tax.
I said no, because I'm sure the "new" tax, will be larger than the current. That hits EVERYONE!
Thanks for sharing my poll! :)
You should pay more if you use it more.
How does it work in Oregon, and how has it affected your taxes?
We are still on gas tax, but have been researching a mileage tax because the DOT can't maintain the roads off fuel taxes as cars become more fuel efficient.
I welcome it.
So it wasn't enacted earlier this year, as was stated in the article (surprise, surprise if the article got it wrong...)
All that effort to keep my tires well inflated to get better gas mileage wasted...