Personal Use Tax

When a dealer uses their dealer plate

to operate an inventory vehicle for personal use

a small amount of use tax is required per the CDTFA

Take the cost of the vehicle including reconditioning costs

use the CDTFA divisor of 40 to obtain the taxable monthly base

Report this amount for each month of use on Line 2 of the CDTFA report

and then pay the sales tax due equal to the sales tax rate at your main office






Anaheim IADAC VIP Auction Dealer Class

IADAC provides

one free auction purchase annually

at the following Car Dealer Auto Auction.

Manheim California

1320 N Tustin Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807



TriStar Motors offers a private car dealer licensing class

at this IADAC VIP Auction Location

$ 500.00


Our Private VIP Auction Class includes your pre-license class & certificate.

Our Private VIP Auction Class includes your auction access application.

Our Private VIP Auction Class includes an IADAC VIP Auction Tour.

Our Private VIP Auction Class allows you to join IADAC.





How can I reduce the cost of my Car Dealer Bond?

The most common reason for a high priced car dealer bond is that the dealer principal does not have established credit.

When this happens, no credit scores the same as bad credit.

There are a few reasons why folks don’t have established credit when they are getting their car dealer license.

Being young and not having any debt or loans may be the most common.

Being a cash person is another common reason.

For this purpose you must start to establish credit. The process of building credit will take some time but getting a credit card with a very low limit can help quite a bit.

Once you have the card activated simply purchase at least $55 worth of items every week and pay the card off every month.

Keep doing the same thing and your score will go up. Having available credit that you are not using will quickly improve your overall credit profile.






Check the status of ANY DMV Car Dealer License

TriStar Motors

is the oldest & largest

car dealer school in California.

DMV Certified since 1998.

Check the Status of ANY California DMV Dealer License

We need a copy of your photo ID

and we need a copy of your dealers license for renewal.

Text your documents to:


Fax: 1-888-948-1795


or call 800-901-5950

and we will take care of you.

where do i find the VIN ???

What’s a VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.

Through, you can look up records associated with your VIN instantly:

Enter VIN:
What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

Where can I find my VIN?
You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:

  • On the driver’s side dashboard
    (viewable through the windshield)
  • On the driver’s side door
    (on a sticker in the door jamb)

Why would I order a VIN report?
A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.



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