No motor vehicle tax is due upon the initial titling or registration of a homemade or shop-made motor vehicle by the manufacturer or individual who actually built the vehicle, as no sale of a motor vehicle has occurred.
Motor vehicle tax is due on any sale by the manufacturer or original builder and on all subsequent sales by the vehicle owner.
A motor vehicle restored or reconditioned for operable use is not a homemade or shop-made motor vehicle.
The purchase of a complete motorcycle kit or trailer kit, that contains all the component parts of a motor vehicle, is not the purchase of a homemade or shop-made motor vehicle.
Motor vehicle tax is due from the person who custom orders a motor vehicle to be built, since someone else is the actual builder. Standard presumptive value (SPV) procedures apply to the sale of a custom-ordered or fabricated vehicle if the actual builder is not a licensed motor vehicle dealer.
No motor vehicle tax is due when an individual purchases component parts (i.e., tangible personal property) and then hires another person to assemble them into a motor vehicle. All component parts purchased to construct the motor vehicle, including incomplete glider kits, are subject to limited sales or use tax. In this situation the labor to fabricate the motor vehicle is also taxable under limited sales or use tax. The county tax assessor-collector (CTAC) has no responsibility to determine whether the limited sales or use tax was paid on the component parts purchased to build the motor vehicle.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.