7 things to know about Providence car taxes & how they could change

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza calls it “one of the most regressive taxes that we can have here in the city,” but making changes to Providence’s car tax could come with a steep price tag, according to a report released Monday by the Providence City Council.

The 10-page report suggests raising the current $1,000 tax exemption on the city’s motor vehicles could cost the city between $5.5 million and $20.5 million annually, depending on how much extra the city wants to exempt.

With Elorza set to take office in a few weeks, here are 7 key facts to know about Providence current car tax policy.

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