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The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association (TMDA) is the statewide trade association representing franchised powersport dealerships in nearly every community throughout the state of Texas.

Industry Updates

High-Deductible Health Plans Notice Regarding IRS Guidance on COVID-19 

Many employers are wrestling with the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. and its impact on the workforce. Many employers also offer high-deductible health plans (HDHP) that can only cover the specified preventive care until an individual or family satisfies the high deductible set by the health plan. The Internal Revenue Service has…
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TxDMV Waiver of Time to Apply for Title and Delinquent Transfer Penalty

On March 16, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott granted the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ (TxDMV) request for a waiver of the time in which to apply for title and the associated delinquent transfer penalty as a result of the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation. The TxDMV will provide notice when normal titling services have resumed. The waiver is…
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Unique Vehicles as Defined by the TxDMV

Unique vehicles include off-highway vehicles, Golf Carts, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). Off-highway vehicles include All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs), Utility Vehicles (UTVs), and Sand Rails. The unique vehicles in each tab on the TxDMV website have different types of operation. Click on each tab on this page to find more information about…
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2020 Motor Vehicle Registration Fees

See the attached PDF for motor vehicle registration fees, effective January 1, 2020.
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Good Time for Dealerships to Evaluate Dealership Website Accessibility

Now is a good time for franchised dealerships to evaluate their websites for accessibility compliance. If a dealership’s website is not compatible with assistive technologies, disabled customers may not be able to shop for vehicles, make online parts purchases or learn more about what the dealership offers them. In addition to losing potential sales, dealerships…
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Are Dealers Required by Law to Post Labor Rates?

Some OEMs require a dealer to post a labor rate however there is not a specific statute that requires such a posting. If a disclosure or statement regarding is made, whether posted or on a R.O., it should state it is a “flat rate” and not actual in order to clarify the rate.
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