For $40, Monty Tech grad wins car in raffle - Sentinel & Enterp...

Ryan M. Capone of Ashby, a recent graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, got a special graduation gift he wasn't counting on. Full Story
Pete

Leominster, MA

#1 Jul 13, 2009
hmmmm 12k @ 40%........ Hope this young man can do math, that's quite a hefty tax he owes to the state...
mel

Gardner, MA

#2 Jul 13, 2009
no kidding! and excise tax...
gone from fitchburg

Holden, MA

#3 Jul 13, 2009
Enjoy and please drive safely
Nick Reynolds

Gardner, MA

#4 Jul 13, 2009
where are you gettin 40 percent, wouldnt it be the typical 5? or is it more because it was a gift? I dunnno
Nick Reynolds

Gardner, MA

#5 Jul 13, 2009
Won, excuse me, not a gift.
Artie Langs sweatpants

Moonachie, NJ

#6 Jul 14, 2009
Unless the kid's got a full-boat scholarship to Salem State I say turn around, sell the car and put the money into your college bills.
Pete

Leominster, MA

#7 Jul 14, 2009
Nope it's actually 39.5% you must pay in taxes in mass if you win something now..... Its a rip off, I mean this poor kid has a good thing happen, now he has to turn around and pay MASS for his winnings. THEN if he wants to register it, and someone else mentioned the excise tax. If it's valued at a slightly higher value, the insurance will be higher.. I say insure it to the max and then dump it in the Milford quarries and collect on the insurance...
Concerned Citizen

Canton, MA

#8 Jul 17, 2009
Once again people are looking at the negative! I am sure he and his parents will figure it all out. People should be congratulating him and stop to realize that he is going to school to work with children so we should be supportive of him. He may be teaching our future president someday!!!
Just Wondering

Gardner, MA

#9 Jul 17, 2009
Pete wrote:
Nope it's actually 39.5% you must pay in taxes in mass if you win something now..... Its a rip off, I mean this poor kid has a good thing happen, now he has to turn around and pay MASS for his winnings. THEN if he wants to register it, and someone else mentioned the excise tax. If it's valued at a slightly higher value, the insurance will be higher.. I say insure it to the max and then dump it in the Milford quarries and collect on the insurance...
Stop feeling sorry for the kid that won the new car....sure he has to pay taxes on it, but to own a new car with a minimal cost? He only has to pay income taxes on the 39.5%...so if he doesn't have a job now, he probably wont pay anything, as even if the car is worth $20,000 he would pay taxes on it at 39.5% or $7900...Look up an income of $7900 on the IRS.gov website and figure out what he needs to pax taxes on....prob in a 15% tax bracket and he will pay $1185...excise tax of $350 or so, and insurance another $1200...not bad with a total cost of $1535 and $1200/year for insurance...freakin liberals need to stop feeling bad for everyone
Fed Up

Princeton, MA

#10 Jul 17, 2009
Sounds like a little envy here guys. What the heck, I wouldn't mind that happening to me, all the little fees aren't too bad when you add it all up. You won't find a decent car anywhere around here for that kind of money.
auntie

AOL

#11 Jul 19, 2009
They fixed the body but it still has 100,000 miles on it. Did they rebuild the engine too?
JIm

Gardner, MA

#12 Jul 19, 2009
He probably buys lottery tickets too, if he could afford to pay $40. for one raffle ticket, the lottery is going to love him
People against Ryan Capon

Worcester, MA

#13 Dec 17, 2010
the guy who won is a jack ass. he deffinatly didnt deserve that car, he deserves an STD, and for a girl to go ahead and cheat on him after he falls head over heels in.
Resident

Fitchburg, MA

#14 Dec 17, 2010
Good for him, that's awesome.

On another note, good to see the cry baby Nick Reynolds back on the boards. I assume the big bad police man isn't bothering you anymore for serving undressed kids.
Just Wondering

Westminster, MA

#15 Dec 17, 2010
Thats Great

glad he won it. Its nice to see someone win something that could really use it. So what if he has to pay the sales tax. Maybe it was the only way he could get a car. Drive Safe
stupid

Leominster, MA

#16 Dec 17, 2010
It's nice to see a kid buy a $40 lottery ticket and win a car. I'm sure this wasn't fixed. All the kids I know are buying $40 lottery tickets all the time.
Sweet

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Dec 22, 2010
Nice to see something positive happen to a young man who clearly has a chosen path with goals. Sometimes good things happen to good people.

Stop tearing it down you ignorant miserable bast**ds!

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