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NJ state extortion: Insurance surcharge

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I left NJ in 1997. All my traffic/speeding tickets were paid.
    Today they're blocking my license renewal in California because they say I owe them money for insurance surcharges.
    For what? I haven't held a NJ driver's license or auto insurance in that state in 13 years.
    Called the surcharge office at DMV in NJ today, and they couldn't even tell me what I owe. They're computers were down all day.
    They have an office set up just to handle surcharges. That makes me nervous.
    I feel like I just found out I've owed money to a loan shark who has been tallying points daily for 13 years. I can't imagine what this is going to cost me.
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Responding to my own post, I just saw an AP story indicating that NJ is having an amnesty program right now:
    No interest or collection fees.
    I still think this practice is wrong, but at least I'm not worrieds about owing thousands of dollars in interest.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Buck - to answer your questions about the surcharges, go here:
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine who moved from North Carolina to New Jersey recently was shocked to discover the Garden State has a hamster tax.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Thanks, E. That was a big help. I didn't find that site yesterday.
    It included a link where I could just look up what I owe (just $300, thankfully) and pay online.
    I still think on principle the surcharge system is wrong, but I'm not going to fight over $300.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Glad I could help.
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