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A timber machine or trailer is exempt from motor vehicle sales and use tax if it is used at least 80 percent of the time in timber operations.
Timber machine – a self-propelled motor vehicle specially adapted to perform a specialized function for use primarily in timber operations, such as land preparation, planting, maintenance or harvesting of commercial timber that will be sold in the regular course of business. e., grappling arm) for moving logs.
- crew vehicles;
- field service vehicles; or
- self-propelled motor vehicles specifically designed or adapted to transport timber or timber products, including those designed to transport cargo and adapted with a cargo-loading device.
How to Claim the Exemption
To claim exemption from motor vehicle sales and use tax on the purchase of a qualified farm or timber machine or trailer, you must provide the dealer a properly completed Form 14-319, Texas Motor Vehicle Exemption Certificate for Agricultural and Timber Operations (PDF) .
The exemption must also be claimed at the time of titling or registration with the local County Tax Assessor-Collector by entering your current Ag/Timber Number on Form 130-U, Application for Texas Title.
Farm Plates – For information on registering (or renewing registration of) a motor vehicle with farm plates, contact your local county tax assessor-collector or the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles at .
Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Exemption
When claiming exemption from motor vehicle gross rental receipts tax when you rent qualifying farm or timber machines trailers, you must enter your Ag/Timber Number and expiration date on Form 14-305, Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF) .