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Old 01-09-2019, 10:40 AM
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Default Texas: Taxes on new completions?

For those that have completed and registered their new builds recently (within the last couple of years), what has been your experience with any Texas state sales tax? I'm getting to that point and don't want a surprise.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:29 AM
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I paid use tax to the Texas Comptroller on the cost of the kits from Van's as I purchased them. I live in the county so it was 6.75% vs. 8.25%.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:44 PM
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Which county are you in? Do you have an LLC, or did you pay use tax for a private citizen?

So it sounds like I will have to pay tax on the fuselage and finish kits. I was concerned that they would tax the entire aircraft value.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:14 PM
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Which county are you in? Do you have an LLC, or did you pay use tax for a private citizen?
Comal County. No LLC, paid as a private citizen.

"Anyone who buys taxable goods and services that are stored, used or consumed in Texas from a seller who does not charge Texas sales tax owes Texas use tax." - https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/sales/use-tax.php

Above includes a link to the form to submit the use tax. After a lot of research, I was convinced that registering the aircraft in Texas triggered the Comptroller to check for payment of use tax and collect it with late fees, etc. YMMV.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:46 PM
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Being proactive makes sense, much of my aircraft was purchased locally second hand, but for the two kits I bought from Vans that would apply
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:25 PM
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I thought Texas was one of the states where builders don't have to pay sales tax on their completed kit plane?
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:50 AM
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I have never heard of any of my friends that have completed their aircraft talk about having to pay any taxes. Believe me, they would have complained about it.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:08 AM
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Actually, you are supposed to declare and pay tax on anything you buy over the internet tax free at the end of every year, Aircraft or not. I found this out a year before I finished mine. I called the comptrollers office and they told me to just pay for the previous years and there was no penalty. I went thru all my receipts and paid up and kept documentation in case anyone ever comes after me. There is a form you fill out and send with your check.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:20 PM
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You can buy or sell an airplane in Texas with no sales tax as long as it isn't from a company that can collect sales tax and you don't buy or sell more than 3 a year. Casual sale. Why would you pay sales tax on an airplane you built? How would you determine the value, parts, is your labor have a value?
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