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NEW Georgia DRIVES e-Services Available Online


With the launch of Georgia DRIVES, we have expanded our online motor vehicle service offerings. You can now:


> Renew Vehicle Registration
   Renew your title registration online.


> Title Registration Pre-Application
Pre-apply for a title registration online.


> Title Status Lookup
Check the status of your title online.


> Online Tag Renewal Notifications
Go paperless when you sign up for email tag renewal notifications. Sign up and receive an email when your vehicle is up for renewal instead of a mailed notification.


> Other Services Available Online:
Replace Registration
Cancel Registration
Change Address
Insurance Fine Payments
Rental Car Registration & Renewal
Leasing Company Registration & Renewal
Start a Dealer Registration (Pre-apply online)
Dealer Renewal
Salvage and Assembled Vehicle (SAVI) Inspections


For a full list of e-Services, visit 

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How to Secure A BIR Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) And Tax Clearance For The Sale Of Real Property Classified As A Capital Asset

One of the most important documents that you need in order to transfer a title of a property from the seller to the buyer is the Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) and Tax Clearance (TCL) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In this post, I’ll share a step-by-step on how to secure them.

The CAR and TCL is your proof that the proper taxes on the transaction have been paid. The Register of Deeds requires the presentation of these documents as a pre-requisite for title transfer. See sample CAR below, which is from one of my husband’s transactions (with details blurred out).

What is the process?

The first step is to have a notarized document evidencing the sale of the real property classified as a capital asset, usually a Deed of Absolute Sale. You may find samples of this document through google, including here and here.

Next, the taxes need

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Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Federal Tax Credit Up To $7,500!

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. State and/or local incentives may also apply.

Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not qualify for this credit, but they may qualify for another credit.

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Vehicle Make & Model Vehicle Type Full Credit Phase Out
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AMP Electric Vehicles
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Vehicle Tax Exemption – United States Department of State

The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) enforces the exemption of eligible foreign missions and their members from payment of any taxes when purchasing, leasing, registering or titling a vehicle. The following procedures are associated with requesting and obtaining a tax exemption on purchases or leases of official or personal motor vehicles by eligible foreign missions and their members in the United States. A “motor vehicle” is defined as any self-propelled vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and aircraft.

The exemption of sales and use taxes imposed on purchases or leases of motor vehicles in the United States on the basis of the diplomatic or consular status or accreditation of the purchasing foreign mission or accredited mission member and their dependents is solely authorized via the issuance of a Motor Vehicle Tax-Exemption Letter by the Department’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) to the seller or lessor of such

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