SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 6, February 5, 2015

Oregon Seeks to Mandate Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Legislation to convert the Oregon's current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced.

Legislation to convert the state’s current voluntary vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax program to a mandatory program was introduced. The mandatory program would apply to all high-mileage vehicles that have a rating of 55 mpg or better. These high-mileage vehicles would not pay the gas tax that would apply to all other vehicles.

Under the bill, if a vehicle is subject to the mandatory VMT, owners would choose to pay a flat annual fee in lieu of a fee based on actual miles driven.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) webiste. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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