Well yesterday I went to register TSTATS and was I surprised. This goes back to 2005 when I bought my 2005 Expedition in Dec, 2004 I took my 1995 Windstar off the road the tranny was shot I gave it away to charity I went to do the right thing and turn in the plate at the registry but the associate told me that I would lose my reserve plate (special low number plate) they advised me to hold the plate if I was going to get a new vehicle so I did. I spent January looking for the Expy I wanted. I went to mid Feb when I decided to order my SUV so I could get what I wanted I received the Expedition on March 30,2005 and I love my SUV.
Here is what I was pissed about when I tried to register the Cougar I was flagged for owing excise tax so off to the Deputy Tax Collector to pay when I paid the collector that is when I realized I was paying excise tax on two vehicle with the same plate in the same year. After paying $425.00 in taxes, penalties and fine the tax collector told me to bring it back to my city tax assessor office for an abatement so I did when it was all said and done I will receive a $45.00 credit I said what about the other $380.00 they they only can adjust the tax not the penalties or the fines I replied if there was no tax (they just refunded me the tax) how can there be fines for a mistake they apologized and said that was all they could do. So I bent over and took it like a man.