URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Tennessee Introduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax
Identical legislation (H.B. 1487/S.B. 1688) has been introduced in the Tennessee House and Senate to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax. The county may also only require a one-time only payment of the tax. According to the state, the average amount of the one-time tax imposed would be $43.10.
We Urge You to Contact House Subcommittee Members and Senate Committee Members (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for H.B. 1487/S.B. 1688
- In Tennessee, an "antique motor vehicle" is a motor vehicle over twenty-five years old with a nonmodified engine and body that is used for participation in, or transportation to and from, club activities, exhibits, tours, parades, and similar uses as a collector's item; on the highways for the purpose of selling, testing the operation of, or obtaining repairs to or maintenance; and for general transportation only on Saturday and Sunday.
- Sixty out of ninety-five counties in Tennessee impose a motor vehicle privilege tax. The average tax rate among the 60 counties that impose the tax is estimated to be $43.10.
- H.B. 1487/S.B. 1688 recognize the fact that existing antique motor vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained, infrequently operated hobby cars and deserving of tax benefits.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Tennessee House Subcommittee and Senate Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for H.B. 1487 and S.B. 1688.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at email@example.com. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
Tennessee House Transportation Subcommittee
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