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Iowa Car Dealers Oppose Possible Fee Increase

Created: 12/02/2013 7:33 AM KSTP.com

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Car and truck dealers are planning to fight a possible fee increase suggested by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
 
The Des Moines Register reports that the department has suggested increasing the fee to 6 percent for vehicle registrations. The current 5 percent fee is applied every time a customer buys a new or used car or truck.
 
The DOT says the higher fee would keep pace with the state's current 6 percent sales tax. It would generate an estimated $60 million more each year for road construction projects. Iowa does not impose a sales tax on car and truck purchases.
 
The Iowa Automobile Dealer Association's 13-member board has voted unanimously to lobby lawmakers against the increase. The associated represents about 400 Iowa dealers.
 
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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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