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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 15:00

Oklahoma Tax Commission Allows EV Tax Credit

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has ruled that all GEM electric vehicle models are now eligible for the Qualified Electric Motor Vehicle Property Income Tax Credit. The October 7, 2009 qualification letter  issued to Global Electric Motorcars validates the availability of the 50% of vehicle cost income tax credit for GEM car buyers.

There will be a Grand Opening (by invitation) of the newest Auto Masters Collision Facility in Victoria, Texas on Sept. 19.

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 15:48

Sept 26 - TIAA annual picnic in San Antonio, TX

The Texas Independent Automotive Association is having its annual picnic 1-8 p.m. Sept. 26, 2009 at Eisenhower Park in San Antonio.  The event provides members, families and guests a chance to recreate, socialize, network, and proceeds support the chapter’s shop training reimbursement and college-level automotive scholarship programs.

Thursday, 20 August 2009 08:25

Texas annual tax holidays Aug. 21, 22 & 23

The TIAA is reminding its members and our readers that Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 21, 22 and 23 - the state's annual tax holiday. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

Saturday, 15 August 2009 12:22

TIAA Austin Chapter awards Scholarship$

The Texas Independent Automotive Association Austin Chapter awarded two automotive scholarships during its monthly meeting Aug. 13, 2009 at Antonio's Tex Mex Restaurant in Round Rock, Texas.

Monday, 10 August 2009 17:16

Lemon Law Now in Effect in Arkansas

Arkansas has a new "Lemon Law," passed by the General Assembly in the 2009 session, which went into effect July 31. In Arkansas, if a consumer purchases a vehicle that has repeated, substantial problems that impair its use and cannot be fixed, that vehicle is considered a "lemon," and the consumer could be entitled to a replacement or refund, The law was amended this year to cover more vehicles.