Tax

Office

Orange County, Texas

Karen Fisher

Tax Assessor-Collector

 

Tax Records and

Tax Payments Online

 

 

 

 

Convenience Fees are charged by Certified Payments and are non-refundable:

ACH (eCheck) - $1.50 each

Credit/Debit Card Fee - 2.5% of

amount charged

 

Pay by phone - 1-866-549-1010

Use Bureau Code # 1122333

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Vehicle Inventory

 Tax

For property tax purposes, Texas law requires that a motor vehicle dealer's inventory is appraised based on the total sales of motor vehicles in the prior year.

 

The Senate Bill 878, effective January 1, 1994, was enacted by the 73rd Texas Legislature changing how a county appraisal district appraises motor vehicle inventory for property tax purposes and how dealers pay their property taxes on this inventory.  This is called Vehilce Inventory Tax, VIT.

 

Dealers must file with the county appraisal district a "Dealer's Motor Vehicle Inventory Declaration form" listing the total value of the inventory sold in the prior year.  Also, the dealer must file with the county tax office a monthly form - "Dealer's Motor Vehicle Inventory Tax Statement" - listing the motor vehicles sold, and prepay their property taxes for each vehicle.

 

Texas law permits the Comptroller's office to act only as an advisory agency with regard to property taxes.  The Comptroller helps property owners and tax officials interpret the property tax laws.  Texas law also requires the Comptroller to adopt forms for filing the motor vehicle dealer's inventory.