SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 10, March 6, 2014

Tennessee Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax Moves to Governor

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Tennessee House and Senate approved legislation to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax.

Legislation to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax was approved by the Tennessee House and Senate. Under the bill, 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.

In Tennessee, an "antique motor vehicle" is a motor vehicle more than 25 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. The bill will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature and enactment into law.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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