If you have a general distinguishing number (GDN) issued by Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, state law requires you to report all sales and pay a tax on certain types of transactions. Dealers of Vessel and Outboard Motor, Manufactured Housing, and Heavy Equipment (HDE) must also file.
If you are new to SIT (formerly known as VIT) or just have questions, you may contact our office to speak with a specialist who can assist you with those questions, or help you to be sure you are compliant with the law.
Important Dates to Remember:
December: Tax Office mails Rate Letter advising of special rate to use for the upcoming calendar year (begins January 1)
January 31: Deadline to file Annual Declaration with Appraisal District and Tax Office for prior year transactions
10th of each month: Prior month report of transactions due to Tax Office for Vehicle, Vessel and Outboard Motor, and
Manufactured Housing Dealers
20th of each month: Prior month report of transactions due to Tax Office for Heavy Equipment Dealers
Penalty for Non-Compliance
Monthly Reporting and Payment Options
You may report and pay SIT by any of the following methods:
Forms and Instructions
You may download forms and instructions from the Comptroller's website at:
Phone: 817-884-1963 or 817-884-1864
For business personal property tax accounts, the law requires that a 10 percent rendition penalty be assessed and collected where the owner fails to render values on a timely basis.
If you have any questions about this penalty, please contact the Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD) at 817-284-0024.
TAD is also responsible for questions concerning value, owner name, owner address or exemptions.
Additional Collection Penalty
On February 1, current year taxes become delinquent and will incur penalty and interest according to the schedule below unless the first half payment was paid by the November 30 due date.
An additional collection penalty may be charged on accounts that are delinquent on April 1 for personal property or July 1 for real property. Mineral accounts are considered real property.
The collection penalty will be 15 percent or 20 percent of the total taxes, penalties and interest due, depending on your taxing jurisdiction.
After July, interest continues to accrue at 1 percent per month.
Taxes not paid by January 31 will increase as follows:
If tax is paid in (MONTH) add: PENALTY + INTEREST = TOTAL PERCENTAGE (listed below)
February = 7 percent
July = 18 percent
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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