Pub 61 2020-2021 Issue 3


Making a Difference

Lost Pines Toyota, Bastrop, TX Two of our employees were recently awarded the TLMODA Scholarship. Jesus Hernandez – Certified T-TEN TechnicianElizabeth Coats – Accounting Member We are starting this year out by celebrating milestones. Today, we add another one to the list by announcing TLMODA Scholarship winners, Jesus and Elizabeth. Congratulations! We commend your dedication …

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Arden Hetland: Twenty Years in Partnership with TADA

Tomy Hamon is one of the most significant volunteer leaders in the history of TADA. Longtime CEO of Gene Hamon Ford in Texas City and several other Gulf Coast dealerships, Tomy served in industry leadership positions for decades, culminating with a term as TADA Chairman of the Board in 1994-1995. Tomy and Sue Hamon did as much for the industry and their fellow dealers as anyone in TADA history.


A Field Guide To The Taxes Of Texas

State Tax Collections and Personal Income FISCAL 2011-2020 Cumulative Growth RatesState tax collections saw higher cumulative growth rates than Texas personal income from fiscal 2011 through 2014. Collections declined in 2016 due to franchise tax cuts and a slowdown in the oil and gas industries. Tax collections rebounded in 2018 due mostly to increased remittances …

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A Message From TADA President Darren Whitehurst

On Monday, March 22nd, the 87th Texas Legislature passed the halfway point of the regular session. When we started in January, it seemed that the legislative focus would be on COVID and the state budget with limited time for just a few priority issues beyond this. Both chambers were cautious in approaching the pandemic and adopted rules to balance public access to the building with member’s and staff’s safety.