Freddie Freeroader Program
Thousands of Kentuckians are beating the system through the improper use in
Kentucky of motor vehicles bearing out-of-state license plates or improper use
of temporary or other tags. Such use costs Kentucky millions of dollars
annually in motor vehicle usage tax and ad valorem property tax.
Kentucky law requires the registration of motor vehicles within 15 days from the
date they are brought into Kentucky for use. A 6 percent motor vehicle
usage tax is levied on motor vehicles for the privilege of operating on Kentucky
highways, based on the value at the time they are first placed in service in
Kentucky. Property tax is assessed annually on vehicles sitused in
Kentucky on Jan. 1, based on their fair cash value.
do! Kentucky residents beating the system by registering
vehicles in other states in order to avoid motor vehicle usage tax and ad
valorem property tax make you, the
honest taxpayer, the LOSER. Also, new residents beating the
system by failing to register their vehicles within 15 days after they move into
Kentucky makes you the LOSER. The ultimate LOSERS are your local school
districts and services dependent on revenues from the evaded taxes.
the Money Goes
The motor vehicle usage tax is used to build and maintain Kentucky's highways.
Approximately 60 percent of the ad valorem property tax is returned to the local
community, funding your public schools, your fire departments, your police
departments, your ambulance services, your libraries, etc., with the
remainder contributing to the General Fund.
If you observe Kentucky residents evading the system by operating motor
vehicles on Kentucky highways for more than 15 days with out-of-state license
plates or more than 30 days with temporary or other tags, please help the
Department of Revenue identify these FREEROADERS by calling toll free
1-800-882-8990 or completing the online form below. When you call, give as
much of the information as possible on the Tip Information Sheet. You
need not identify yourself when calling or submitting an online tip.
The Department of Revenue will take appropriate action to collect taxes due.