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Town Leaders Slam Car Tax Cut

At the state Capitol today, small town leaders said a proposal to eliminate most car taxes would force them to either drastically cut services, or increase property taxes on homes and businesses.

Connecticut Council of Small Towns Director Betsy Gara says the proposal should be dropped.

“It really doesn’t help address the budget deficit,” Gara said. “Any offset in terms of the income tax deductions for motor vehicle taxes will be wiped out because people will be deducting more of their real estate property taxes.  I don’t see how this benefits the state budget crisis at all.”

Governor Dannel has propsed eliminating the car tax on motor vehicles worth less than $28,500.

He says the tax is unfair, because the same car could have very different tax bills in two different communities.

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