Automotive service and collision repair shops owned and operated by new or used car dealerships are taxed at half the rate used to tax the independently owned businesses doing identical work. This is justified in the tax code by classifying dealership sales as "retail" and allowing their service and repair business to be included under that banner.
Texas House Substitute Bill 500 recently passed the House, and now it is pending in the Senate. Once passed in the Senate, this will allow automotive repair shops to be taxed the same amount that dealers, parts stores and tire stores are now taxed.
ASA asks Texas repairers to help support the Senate version of House Substitute Bill 500 by contacting their state Senators urging support of this legislation.
Send a Letter Now >
They listened to us in the House, so let's make our voices heard in the Senate. We've almost got it passed, don't stop now.
This is your chance to start making a difference without leaving your shop!