| (2) A seller may accept a properly completed Texas
Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Exemption Certificate--For Vehicles Taken
Out of State, Form 14-312, its electronic equivalent, or its successor,
promulgated by the comptroller, in lieu of collecting tax on motor
vehicles that will be removed from this state without being operated
other than to remove the motor vehicle from this state. The exemption
certificate is available at comptroller.texas.gov. See §3.90
of this title (relating to Motor Vehicles Purchased for Use Outside
(3) A purchaser claiming an exemption on the purchase
of a motor vehicle that qualifies for an exemption under Tax Code,
Chapter 152, Subchapter E, must indicate the exemption claimed on
the Application for Texas Title and/or Registration at the time of
purchase. The Application for Texas Title and/or Registration noting
the exemption claimed is submitted to the county tax assessor-collector
in lieu of tax.
(h) Unremitted tax paid to seller, transfer of certificate
(1) A county tax assessor-collector may accept an Application
for Texas Title and/or Registration without the payment of motor vehicle
tax from a purchaser who paid the motor vehicle tax to a dealer who
failed to remit the motor vehicle tax as described in subsection (c)
of this section.
(2) The purchaser must present acceptable evidence
of motor vehicle tax payment at the time an Application for Texas
Title and/or Registration is submitted to the county tax assessor-collector.
Acceptable evidence includes, but is not limited to, a sales contract
or bill of sale that identifies the dealer and the amount of motor
vehicle tax paid.
(3) The Application for Texas Title and/or Registration
must contain the dealer's Motor Vehicle Seller-Financed Sales Tax
Permit number (if applicable and available) and must indicate that
motor vehicle tax has been paid to the dealer and no additional motor
vehicle tax is due from the purchaser.
(4) The county tax assessor-collector shall notify
the comptroller of the dealer's failure to remit the motor vehicle
tax through the automated Registration-Title System (RTS) and include
the document indicating motor vehicle tax paid to the dealer in the
title application material.
(i) Prohibited advertising. A dealer may not directly
or indirectly advertise, hold out or state to a customer or the public
that he will assume, absorb or refund a part of the motor vehicle
tax imposed on the sale of a motor vehicle, or will not add tax to
the sales price.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §3.74 adopted to be effective December 9, 1998, 23 TexReg 12449; amended to be effective April 17, 2000, 25 TexReg 3289; amended to be effective April 2, 2002, 27 TexReg 2535; amended to be effective May 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 2401; amended to be effective May 18, 2017, 42 TexReg 2564; amended to be effective April 19, 2020, 45 TexReg 2420