|Registration Questions:||(800) 262-8755|
|Boating Registration Website:||http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us|
|State Tax Department Website:||http://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/|
|Registration Grace Period (Days):||90 days|
|Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:||6.25%|
|Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:||Yes|
|State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:||Yes|
|Boat Titles Issued:||Yes|
|Notes:||Purchased boats must be registered within 20 working days. Boats registered in another state have 90 days to register. Titles issued for outboard motors.|
refund for highway/Road fuel taxes paid on marine fuel:
Recreational boaters can apply for a $0.20 per-gallon refund (before factoring in a 2% distributor's tax and a $1.50 filing fee) on state taxes paid for gasoline used in their boats. Although original invoices and receipts are not required to accompany the claim, filers are asked to keep all records for four years. The refund claim must be filed no later than one year after the first purchase being claimed.
Form 06-106 can be downloaded from the Internet at: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/06-forms.html. For more information, call the Texas Comptroller's office at 800-252-1383.