Councilman Candidate Wonders How Much More Taxpayers Can Take
Yorktown, NY — In an effort to make residents aware of the new taxes and fees being forced on their livelihood Yorktown Councilman Candidate Dr. Terrence Murphy (R, I – Yorktown) revealed new DMV fees being enforced by the state. Beginning September 1, 2009 residents of Yorktown will be required to pay additional fees regarding their automobiles. As approved by the state budget this past spring, Driver License Fees and Vehicle Registration Fees will be increased by 25%.
“This is nothing more than the state of New York nickel and diming the middle class residents of Yorktown,” Murphy said. “The reality is, the ruling majority of the town board is willing to waste taxpayer money on unnecessary litigation, but do not have the courage to stand up for Yorktown taxpayers who have become a punching bag for the state and county.”
The 25% increase means Class D diver’s license fees will increase from $50 to $64.50. Registration fees for an automobile weighing 3500lbs will climb from $45 to $56. Effective April 1, 2010 all registered vehicles will be required to get new license plates, which will cost $25.
“If these increases were not bad enough residents of Yorktown will have to pay double in order to fund the MTA,” Murphy explained. “Just when we thought we were through with the MTA high jacking our wallets we get slammed with this. The MTA should stand for: More Taxes Again.”
For the 12 county MTA region which Westchester is a part of there will be an additional $16 fee on all drivers licenses; translating into $80.50 for a class D license. For all vehicle registration, a $50 supplemental fee will be added, causing a 3500lbs automobile $106.50 to be registered.
“Albany continues to prove its inability to fix this financial mess,” Murphy continued. “If we are going to right this ship it has to come from the local level. We cannot be afraid to stand up to the dysfunctional and inefficient bullies above us.”