Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Texas' Proposition 6 PASSED! No Taxing our CARS!

Texas' Proposition 6 PASSED! No Taxing our CARS!

Proposition 6 has been a thorn in many people's sides.  This proposition was supposed to set a property tax on vehicles for all people who use their cars/trucks for business.  This wouldn't just effect REALTORS®, but also landscape people, Mary Kay people, Avon people, HVAC repair people, etc... basically, anyone who has to use their vehicle to drive around to meet with their clients and customers.

The proposition passed overwhelmingly with 74%!!

Personally, I can't believe 26% voted against this.  Who are those 26%??  What were they thinking?  They must have been corporate world people who had no idea what they were voting against... unless they voted NO because they thought a NO would mean they didn't want it, as it was confusing to say you needed to vote YES for NOT having the tax.  I hate double negatives.

ANyway, bottomline, at this time, we will not be taxes on our cars... but keep an eye out for this coming up again as this is not the first go-around trying to pass this tax.

Comment balloon 2 commentsDonna Harris • November 07 2007 08:33AM


Wow - that would be a tough tax to take on - after already paying self employment... Were they trying to make for potential wear and tear on the road?  Seems like a lot of actual employed sales people drive around and wouldn't be affected.  Was it just trying to target self employed individuals?

Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office) over 11 years ago
Courtney, From what I understood of the Tax, it didn't matter if you were self employeed or not.  Even my husband, who is an engineer, would have been taxed because his job entails him to drive to his different customers to trouble shoot their designs.  And this tax is on top of the Tax, Title, and License you're already paying when you initially buy the car.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 11 years ago