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Tax Assessor Collector
Ruben P. Gonzalez

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Tax Office
301 Manny Martinez Dr., 1st Floor
El Paso, Texas 79905
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Phone 915-771-2300
Fax 915-771-2301

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Administrative Staff
Texas Deparment of Motor Vehicles
Texas Department of Public Safety
El Paso Central Appraisal District
City of El Paso
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Delinquent Tax/Collectors Firm

Vehicle Inventory Tax collection involves the prepayment procedure in accordance with §23.125 of the Texas Property Tax Code by ensuring that all licensed automobile dealers report and pay their Special Vehicle Inventory Taxes.

Taxes deposited into escrow throughout the year are used to pay the prior year's tax bill for each individual dealer who made payments. The V.I.T. Enforcement Division is responsible for distributing the V.I.T. funds to the Consolidated Tax Office and to the different taxing entities.

You may visit any of the Tax Office Branches and/or Full Service Contracted Offices and a representative can tell you if the title being signed over to you is correct and if it has any salvage or legal issues.

A summary of the V.I.T. process is depicted below:

- Dealer obtains license
- Dealer obtains a Property Identification (PID#) from Central Appraisal District (CAD)
- Dealer files a V.I.T. report monthly to: V.I.T. Tax Office (original) and CAD (copy)
- V.I.T. Enforcement Division notifies the dealers who did not remit enough to cover their tax bill.
- V.I.T. Enforcement Division distributes funds from each escrow account to its designated entity.

The El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector's V.I.T. Enforcement Division will be happy to explain the process in detail.