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TRALA Questions Policy Change in Virginia Vehicle Rental Tax

The DMV rule states that motor vehicle renters should collect 10 percent rental tax on items such as parking tickets, delivery charges, pickup charges, recovery charges, pass through charges, transportation charges and third party service charges, because DMV considers these items to be part of the gross proceeds from the rental.

Leasing & Rental Companies Still Protected Under Graves Law

ALEXANDRIA, VA - An effort to repeal the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles was further quashed May 26 by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and its industry allies.

TRALA Selects Thayer as Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Idealease of Richmond President and CEO Tom Thayer was unanimously chosen by industry colleagues as 2009-2010 chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA).

VA Supreme Court Nullifies New Regional Taxes

ALEXANDRIA, VA – A series of new regional taxes enacted last year on motor vehicle rentals, repairs, inspections, and registrations were struck down by the Virginia Supreme Court on Feb. 29.

TRALA Pushes Tax Checks in New Mexico

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) is asking the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division (MTD) to switch to license plate recognition technology for purposes of checking vehicles’ compliance with the state’s weight-distance tax.

NY Appeals Court Upholds Vicarious Liability Repeal

NEW YORK – In a major victory for the vehicle renting and leasing industry, a New York appellate court has upheld the Graves Amendment as constitutional and valid. Today’s decision re-affirms the federal law prohibiting states from imposing vicarious liability on owners of rented and leased vehicles.