Minnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven

25 Apr
Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMinnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state over a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. According to a report from Alpha News last week, Democratic Rep. Raymond Dehn has proposed a tax based on the miles an individual drives. His new piece of legislation would authorize a study that the Minnesota Department of...

US considers tariff on imported cars

24 May
Workers assemble a Fiat 500 in Toluca, MexicoIn a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA talks ramp up, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into car imports to determine if a protectionist measure such as an import duty should be invoked. "There is evidence suggesting that, for decades...

Great news: Denmark is cutting the tax rate on new cars to 100 percent

30 Aug
The flag of DenmarkMaybe you've just graduated from college and you're looking for a Scandinavian adventure. Maybe you're having a mid-life crisis and you want to shake things up a bit. In either case, you might've asked yourself: should I move to Denmark? If so, and if the answer to that question was a resounding "Ja!", we have some great news: the Danish...

Automakers rally to kill proposed border tax

20 Jul
US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZDuring the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump made a lot of promises to voters--chief among them, vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to penalize companies that manufactured goods for the American market outside the U.S. This hasn't been a great week for either of those efforts. Republican-led...