How the Nebraska Wheel Tax Works

July 17th, 2021 by

Nebraska Wheel Tax

Purchasing a vehicle can often lead to additional fees somewhere along the way. Whether it be a registration fee, a plate fee, or sales tax, it can be hard to plan your budget around these additional fees. One such is the Nebraska Wheel Tax, which is why we’ve assembled this short guide to help you plan for it.

What is a Wheel Tax?

A wheel tax is a fee applied at the time of vehicle registration collected to aid in the maintenance and upkeep of local roads. Usually, areas with a large number of commuters or tourists have wheel taxes as there is a high volume of visitors using the area’s roads without paying taxes to the community.

A wheel tax is a one-time payment made by buyers when they complete their vehicle registration or when they return to the DMV to renew their license plates.


Does the Nebraska Wheel Tax Apply to Me?

As part of an ordinance passed on January 1, 2013, anyone living in a tax district that is either wholly or partially within the city limits of Omaha is required to pay the Wheel Tax. The tax is has a basic fee of $50, which could potentially grow based on the size of the vehicle you are registering. The exact fee will be calculated at the time of registration.

To determine whether or not you lie within the range of the tax, try checking the four-digit tax district number found on your tax notice, or you can contact Douglas County to determine your tax district.

So now that you’re in the know, the wheel tax is one less unforeseen fee in the car buying process. Stop by Woodhouse Nissan Bellevue today to check out the wide selection of new and used vehicles!

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