Brad Lucas

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June 27, 2017

Car Rental Fees And Taxes

It looks like fees and taxes for car rentals is out of control. Anyone notice? Here is an example.

I wanted to rent a car for two weeks so I shopped around. It looks like for a car it would be about $360 dollars a week that totalled specifically to $729.30 for two weeks.

Click the button to finalize and the total is $1046. What? There is $317 dollars in taxes and fees. Nearly the price of a week's rental.



|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
| Compact Suv                       |       |  729.30 |
| Unlimited Mileage                 |       |         |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
|                                   |       |         |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
| TAXES & FEE                       |       |         |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
| Consolidated Facility Chg 6.00/Dy | 84.00 |         |
| Concession Recovery Fee 11.11 Pct | 81.77 |         |
| Wa State Rental Tax 5.9 Pct       | 48.25 |         |
| Rta Tax 0.80 Pct                  |  6.54 |         |
| Sports Facility Tax 1.00 Pct      |  8.18 |         |
| Veh License Cost Recovery .48/Day |  6.72 |         |
| Sales Tax (10.0%)                 | 81.78 |         |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
|                                   |       |  317.24 |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|
|                                   |       |         |
| TOTAL                             |       | 1046.54 |
|-----------------------------------+-------+---------|

Another way to look at it is that there is a 43% tax on top of the cost of the rental.

How is this right?


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