Effective May 19th, 2009, California’s DMV registration will double. In my case, I will be paying upwards of almost $600 a year for my car. This will also affect new car registrations, meaning your lease inception fees will go up as well. This is onto top of the wonderful 1% sales tax hike the state has imposed, which will take effect April 1st, 2009. If you are a California and plan on leasing something, doing so before May 19th could save you a few hundred bucks up front. If you plan on buying, I would try to beat the April 1st deadline so you can avoid the tax increase.