Forbes Magazine has published a list of the ten worst states in which to own a car, based on true cost of ownership. Between Nevada’s car taxes and fuel taxes, we ended up in fourth place on the report.
Being a state without an income tax is a double edged sword. On the good side, it makes government funding much more stable than our neighbors who rely on income taxes. The down side is that some of our citizens seem to feel that without an income tax, Nevada citizens are somehow underfunding government. They get to feeling guilty, and call for higher-still taxation.
Our legislature, however, has seen to it that we collect as much as our surrounding states – we just do it more stealthily, just like Forbes found in this study, and ALEC found recently in a much broader study.