Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Old Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,920
PS--since Texas has no state income tax to deduct on your federal taxes, you can deduct the sales tax on large ticket items, above the standard calculation for annual sales taxes paid. However, if you think this all too unfair, by all means, stay in the state where you are--please!!!!! [smile]
__________________

__________________
Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-02-2016, 12:49 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,885
Quote:
Originally Posted by RV Vagabond View Post
I am moving to Texas next year and read about it on their website. I bought my motorhome in Montana where they do not have sales tax and Texas wanted about $15,000 to re-register it in Texas. No thanks.
That's not right unless you were a TX resident at the time of purchase.
Have it titled in your current state. You simply transfer the title to TX. No sales tax, as there isn't a new purchase.
__________________

__________________
cb1000rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 01:27 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
JerryP's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 208
Texas Sales Tax and yearly registration

If you already have the title in another State, you don't have to worry about differences in Sales Tax(6.25%). I have purchased 3 motor homes out of state and had to pay the tax difference to get my Texas Title.

Yearly registration is different, you are charged based on the weight of the vehicle. When I had a Sprinter based RV (9000 lbs) the tax was less than $100. Just got my registration bill on my 19,000 lb Newmar Class A and the registration bill was $235. (Ouch). Texas requires an actual scale weight when you get your title. Not sure how this is handled if your title is based in another state. They do not use the manufacturer suggested weights.

Regards, Jerry
__________________
2013 Newmar Bay Star 3002 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma
Options: 5 Star Tune, Bilstein Comfitrac Shocks, Bilstein Steering Stabilizer, Blue OX TigerTrac, CHF, RVIbrake2, Centramatics Balancers
JerryP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:02 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Roaming Fulltimer
Posts: 403
Angry Yep, get your rig weighed before attempting to register.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryP View Post
Texas requires an actual scale weight when you get your title. Not sure how this is handled if your title is based in another state. They do not use the manufacturer suggested weights.
Yeah, wish they made this clear on their website. I would have had it weighed at the same time I had it inspected. But now I am set up in a spot that is a bit hard to get into and have no desire to move just to get weighed.
__________________
Sidelined Full-timer
Motorhome/Toad Totaled by Harvey; Wings clipped by Eldercare Requirements
Pondering what the next chapter holds.
tkcas01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:43 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Roaming Fulltimer
Posts: 403
Angry

Quote:
Originally Posted by cb1000rider View Post
That's not right unless you were a TX resident at the time of purchase.
Have it titled in your current state. You simply transfer the title to TX. No sales tax, as there isn't a new purchase.
On registering my 2007 Jeep, purchased new out of state, they charged me a $90 "sales tax fee," so they definitely want some revenue in that area. I saw somewhere they they can charge a fee equal to the difference in state sales tax rate (maybe for newer vehicles?), but now I can't find it.
__________________
Sidelined Full-timer
Motorhome/Toad Totaled by Harvey; Wings clipped by Eldercare Requirements
Pondering what the next chapter holds.
tkcas01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:46 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Roaming Fulltimer
Posts: 403
Angry Fighting need for weight certificate

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkcas01 View Post
Yeah, wish they made this clear on their website. I would have had it weighed at the same time I had it inspected. But now I am set up in a spot that is a bit hard to get into and have no desire to move just to get weighed.
OP UPDATE
In fact, I found the Motor Vehicle Registration Manual on the TXDOT website and I see no requirement for weight certificate on a motorhome. Private buses, yes, but it clearly states that a motorhome is registered as a passenger vehicle.

I have emailed TXDOT for clarification. I think the folks in the tax office are misinterpreting the rules. Stay tuned.
__________________
Sidelined Full-timer
Motorhome/Toad Totaled by Harvey; Wings clipped by Eldercare Requirements
Pondering what the next chapter holds.
tkcas01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 10:03 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post
... Texas exempts a "new resident" who transfers in a vehicle that was previously registered in their name in their previous home state; only a fixed $90 fee is applied, in lieu of the Use tax.
Exactly. We paid $90 each when we "moved" to Texas with vehicles previously registered out of state. When we later bought a vehicle in Alabama, we paid the 6.25% sales tax when we registered it in Texas.

And with the motorhome, the DMV office in Livingston accepted the Winnebago brochure statement of the empty vehicle weight ...no weight slip required.
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 10:25 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Pa Miller's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: East Texas
Posts: 715
I pay 225..00 per year to lic mine plus 7 dollars state inspection..
__________________
1995 Monaco Dynasty
32' B5.9 Banks, 6 speed Alison 3060
2008 HHR Panel toad
Safe-T-Plus
Pa Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:48 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
KT4Wextra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 529
I think people are confusing sales tax with an ad valorem tax (property tax) that is paid each year with your license. Here in GA all motorized licensed vehicles new and used purchased from a dealer are charged a 7% up front ad valorem tax which took effect about 2 1/2 years ago and then each time you renew your license you pay only the tag fee, no additional tax for as long as you own the vehicle. The 7% is over and above the sales tax which varies with local government. Purchases from individuals or purchased out of state that don't collect the 7% still pay the ad valorem tax each year based on the value. If you license a vehicle that was licensed in another state you may have to pay a one time "impact" fee which is in effect a "carbon" tax. I believe Florida also has an "impact" fee. Any way you look at it, it is revenue to the state coffers.
__________________
2014 Palomino Puma 25RS 28 days in 2014, 47 days in 2015, 71 days in 2016, 2017-33, 2018- 29 booked.
2011 F-150 Supercrew 5.0 6spd, Me, Xyl and the 2 Fur kids, BooBoo and Gracie (felines)
KT4Wextra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 01:11 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
JerryP's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 208
Texas yearly Registration Fee based on Weight.

In Texas it's definitely a "Registration Fee" based on weight of the vehicle not value. My Sprinter based RV has a similar value to my Newmar Class A. The Sprinter weighted about 9000 lbs and the Newmar weighs about 19000. The Registration fee was about 2.5 times higher on the Newmar Class A.

When I did the initial Texas Title Registration on the Newmar that I purchased in Missouri, I showed them the Newmar Brochure showing the weight. I was told that I had to go get a "Real" weight from a local truck scale.

Regards, Jerry
__________________
2013 Newmar Bay Star 3002 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma
Options: 5 Star Tune, Bilstein Comfitrac Shocks, Bilstein Steering Stabilizer, Blue OX TigerTrac, CHF, RVIbrake2, Centramatics Balancers
JerryP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 09:53 AM   #25
Community Moderator
 
barmcd's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryP View Post
If you already have the title in another State, you don't have to worry about differences in Sales Tax(6.25%). I have purchased 3 motor homes out of state and had to pay the tax difference to get my Texas Title.

Yearly registration is different, you are charged based on the weight of the vehicle. When I had a Sprinter based RV (9000 lbs) the tax was less than $100. Just got my registration bill on my 19,000 lb Newmar Class A and the registration bill was $235. (Ouch). Texas requires an actual scale weight when you get your title. Not sure how this is handled if your title is based in another state. They do not use the manufacturer suggested weights.

Regards, Jerry
This makes sense, but I think the rules are applied unevenly. I am from Texas as is my son. When I registered a car in Texas that I had bought in Nebraska I had to pay sales tax. My son didn't have to pay sales tax when he registered his North Carolina titled car in Texas. The only difference is we went to different county tax offices.

We bought our motor home from Louisiana and did not have to provide a scale weight when we registered it, they went off the weight on the Louisiana registration which was the maximum weight per the axle ratings.
__________________
Dennis and Katherine
2000 Monaco Dynasty
barmcd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 09:56 AM   #26
Community Moderator
 
barmcd's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 4,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT4Wextra View Post
I think people are confusing sales tax with an ad valorem tax (property tax) that is paid each year with your license. Here in GA all motorized licensed vehicles new and used purchased from a dealer are charged a 7% up front ad valorem tax which took effect about 2 1/2 years ago and then each time you renew your license you pay only the tag fee, no additional tax for as long as you own the vehicle. The 7% is over and above the sales tax which varies with local government. Purchases from individuals or purchased out of state that don't collect the 7% still pay the ad valorem tax each year based on the value. If you license a vehicle that was licensed in another state you may have to pay a one time "impact" fee which is in effect a "carbon" tax. I believe Florida also has an "impact" fee. Any way you look at it, it is revenue to the state coffers.
There is no ad valorem tax on vehicles in Texas. Registration fees are a use tax, that's why they are based on the weight of the vehicle and not the year and value.
__________________
Dennis and Katherine
2000 Monaco Dynasty
barmcd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 04:15 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,885
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFChap View Post
Exactly. We paid $90 each when we "moved" to Texas with vehicles previously registered out of state. When we later bought a vehicle in Alabama, we paid the 6.25% sales tax when we registered it in Texas..
1) If you're paying $90 per vehicle when you're moving to Texas, this isn't a value based tax (unlike sales tax). Likely it's the cost of registering an out of state vehicle... To be a tax, they'd need to base it on the value of the vehicle - it'd be way over $90 and not the same between vehicles. They DO charge for registration.

Per TX:
Quote:
Registration fee (base fee of $50.75 for passenger vehicles and light trucks), Title application fee of $28 or $33, depending on the county, State portion of the vehicle inspection fee ($7-$40), if the vehicle was inspected after March 1, 2015.
Link: TxDMV.GOV - Out of State and Imported Vehicles

If they're calling it a "sales tax fee" and you've already paid tax in another state, they're calling it the wrong thing.


2) If you live in TX and buy a vehicle out of state, you absolutely have to pay in state tax.
__________________
cb1000rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 12:08 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
JerryP's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 208
You have to pay difference tax

"2) If you live in TX and buy a vehicle out of state, you absolutely have to pay in state tax."

This is true.

If you paid some tax in another state, you only have to pay the difference when you get back to Texas. When I bought an RV from a dealer in Florida, I paid 6% Florida Tax to the dealer. When I went to get my Texas title, I got credit for the 6% already paid and had to make up the difference of the Texas 6.25% tax.

When I bought an RV from an individual in Missouri, I did not pay any Missouri tax. When I got my Texas title, I had to pay the full 6.25%.

Regards, Jerry
__________________

__________________
2013 Newmar Bay Star 3002 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma
Options: 5 Star Tune, Bilstein Comfitrac Shocks, Bilstein Steering Stabilizer, Blue OX TigerTrac, CHF, RVIbrake2, Centramatics Balancers
JerryP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sale, texas



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on sales tax and excise tax? Jpdkmd iRV2.com General Discussion 6 06-09-2015 02:24 PM
Sales Tax and Registration FJM iRV2.com General Discussion 12 03-16-2013 10:51 AM
vehicle registration-vehicle insurance-income tax-sales tax-by state wonderer1 iRV2.com General Discussion 2 01-17-2013 07:13 PM
registration/sales tax issues root MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 02-22-2008 09:22 AM
Sales Tax deduction renewed for 06' tax year SargeW iRV2.com General Discussion 9 01-30-2007 04:35 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.