Motor Vehicle Sales Tax in Texas
- Sep 8, 2014 | Gail Cole
Prior to that date, motor vehicle sales tax was due 20 county working days from the date of Texas sale or first use in Texas. The amendment provides that motor vehicle sales tax is due 30 calendar days from the date of Texas sale or first use in Texas.
An additional amendment has been made with respect to motor vehicle sales tax and United States and foreign military personnel stationed in Texas. Prior to September 2, qualifying active military were required to pay motor vehicle sales or use tax as the purchaser of a motor vehicle no later than 60 county working days after the receipt of the vehicle.
Effective September 2, 2014, qualifying military personnel must pay motor vehicle sales or use tax no later than 60 calendar days after the date of sale or first use in Texas.
These are subtle distinctions, but important ones. It is unwise to mess with sales tax in Texas (or any state).
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