Car taxes in CT: an unfair deal

Property car taxes in Connecticut are collected at the local level. Each municipality determines its own mill rate for the tax, creating significant disparities. The same car can be taxed in two towns at completely different levels – and the poorer cities often are the ones that bear the heaviest burden.


To pay as the same taxes as a Hartford Resident for a 2007 Corolla, a Greenwich resident needs to own a 2015 BMW M3 (worth $60,000).

Senate Bill 1 seeks to reform this disparity by creating a statewide car tax system with a uniform mill rate with a $3,000 exemption. Under S.B.1 municipalities would be held harmless, and all taxpayers in the state would face the same tax burden.

You can download a one pager on CT´s property tax and the car tax here.

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