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Buying & Selling a used car in Houston, Texas?
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Did the Harris County Tax Assessor Collectors office tell you that the used motor vehicle that you purchased is worth more than what you paid for it and they want you to pay the highest tax amount? Give us a call we can help. License Insurance Adjusters. SPV appraisal form 14-128.
We also provide Auto Title Services including:
• Licensed by the Harris County Tax Office
• Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Compliant
• Texas Department of Public Safety
• Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers - IACP
• Houston Auto Appraisers
• National Insurance Crime Bureau
• NADA / Black Book / Manheim
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Texas Parks & Wildlife Service
Texas Department of Insurance
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Standard Presumptive Value
All Texans who buy a used vehicle from anyone other than a licensed vehicle dealer are required to pay motor vehicle sales tax (6.25 percent) on either its purchase price or its standard presumptive value (SPV), whichever is the highest value. A vehicle’s standard presumptive value is the calculated price of a vehicle’s worth based on similar sales in the Texas region. As appropriate, your county tax office calculates the sales tax you owe based on this valuation.
Vehicles purchased from licensed dealers are not subject to the standard presumptive value tax, only vehicles purchased from a private party. The value applies whether you buy the vehicle in Texas or another state.
The Texas Legislature passed the law to ensure all Texans pay their fair share of vehicle sales taxes. The additional revenue helps fund Texas schools. You can preview the full Standard Presumptive Value (100%) of a used vehicle by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) and odometer reading (not needed for motorcycles) in the boxes below. Please note:
- Values are updated weekly.
- The Standard Presumptive Value presented here should be used for estimation purposes only.
- Actual sales tax due is calculated at the county tax office when the title transaction is submitted.
- Values for some late-model vehicles may not be available.
If you paid less than the standard presumptive value for your vehicle, you may pay sales taxes on an appraisal amount provided it is certified by a licensed insurance adjuster or a licensed motor vehicle dealer; and obtained within 20 working days of the date of purchase.
Houston Auto Title Company dba Houston Auto Appraisers serves the local Houston TX metroplex as well as Austin TX, San Antonio TX, Dallas TX, Alvin TX, Anahuac TX, Baytown TX, Bellaire TX, Beaumont TX, Crosby TX, Dayton TX, Dickinson TX, Highlands TX, Galena Park TX, Hillshire Village TX, Hedwig Village TX, Humble TX, Hunters Creek Village TX, Missouri City TX, Pasadena TX, La Porte TX, Deer Park TX, Spring TX, Spring Valley TX, Stafford TX, Sealy TX, Southside Place TX, La Marque TX, Rosenberg TX, Prairie View TX, Cypress TX, Waller TX, West University Place TX, Friendswood TX, Conroe TX, Sugarland TX, Tomball TX, The Woodlands TX, Alief TX, Pearland TX, Galveston TX, Webster TX, Clear Lake TX, League City TX. Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. dba Houston Auto Title Company, Harris County, Texas