Chelan County is helping Washingtonians with their I-976-related questions. A series of frequently asked questions can now be found on the county's homepage.

"The key is, if your tabs expire before December 5th, unfortunately you're going to have to pay the older fees." Auditor Skip Moore said, "If your tabs expire on the 5th of December or later, if you can hold off, you'll be able to pay the newer fees."

The passenger weight fee, motorhome weight fee, Transportation Benefit District fee, and the retail sales tax associated with tab purchases have all been eliminated.

"Most of your tabs and registrations have changed." explained Moore, "As far as electronic vehicles, they used to be almost $150. Now that's been dropped down to $30. Snowmobiles have been affected as well. All these things have either been eliminated or adjusted to ensure that registration tabs for pretty much any vehicle is now $30."

Some transnational fees will remain. Those are expected to add just over $13 to the final price.

Moore added they are working at the state level to get I-976's changes quickly instituted into the statewide system. Currently, not all of the information is in the system, so the auditor's office can only give an estimate as to what someone's total fees will be going forward. That work is expected to be completed closer to the December 5th deadline.

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