- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - Some drivers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties are experiencing sticker shock with the latest round of car-tab renewal bills arriving in the mail.

KOMO TV reports (https://bit.ly/2kL9q0J ) the increase in fees is connected to the passage of Sound Transit 3, a transportation package approved by voters in those counties in November.

Driver Robert Klem says he expected his car tabs to go up by $100 to $200. But when he got his renewal bill in the mail, he was stunned.

He says he paid about $500 for car-tabs last year for his Tesla. He’s now being charged more than $1,500.

The drastic jump largely stems from last fall’s expansion of Sound Transit, which was approved by 54% of voters in the general election.

It raises the car-tab tax by 0.8 percent based on a vehicle’s value.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/


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