Will I have to pay sales tax again in Texas for a new vehicle?

I purchased a vehicle from Georgia. I paid the sales tax for the vehicle and ended up having to return it for another vehicle. Will I have to pay another sales tax in Texas for the new vehicle?

Emily Maracle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on the vehicle! I’m sorry you had issues with the first one.
If you purchased the vehicle in
and need to register it in Texas, you will have to pay sales tax in Texas.
When a current
resident registers a vehicle they purchased out of state with the DMV, you are subject to a 6.25% sales tax, along with several other fees:
  • Registration fee
  • Application fee for a title
  • Vehicle inspection fee
  • County fees
  • Insurance verification fee
  • Processing and handling fee
That said, if you are new to Texas and need to register a vehicle you purchased in a different state, you will pay a $90 new residence fee instead of the 6.25% sales tax.
You have 30 days to register your vehicle and pay your sales tax or new resident fee to your local county’s tax assessor-collector. If you are late making a payment, the DMV charges a 5% or 10% late fee.
If you need additional information or help, reach out to your local DMV. You can also visit the Texas DMV website to find your county’s local tax office.
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