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About TADA

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is the statewide trade association representing over 1,400 franchised automobile dealerships in 289 communities throughout the state of Texas. TADA advocates on behalf of the dealers at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies.

COVID - 19 Information

Updated FIC Chart for SBA Loans

FAQs from SBA

New Guidance Clarifies Application Under PPP of Affiliation Rules and 500 Employee Limit

Additional Loan Document Requests by Certain OEMs

Updated PPP Information--Application & SBA Franchisor Number

Governor's Order

Texas Franchise Tax Deadline Extended

IRS Guidance & Forms - Covid-19 Tax Credits

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order No. GA-14
Governor Abbott issues a new statewide Executive Order (EO) effective 12:01 a.m., April 2, 2020 and continuing through April 30, 2020.
"Essential services" consists of the lists in the CISA and includes automotive repair and maintenance as well as workers critical to rental and leasing of vehicles.  (see attached).

The EO (executive order) does not prohibit people from accessing essential services or engaging in essential daily activities so long as the necessary precautions are taken; CDC Guidelines followed.
The EO supersedes any conflicting order issued by a local official, but only to the extent that such local order restricts essential services allowed by this EO or allows a gathering that is prohibited by this EO.

Paycheck Protection Program Forms Link
Borrower Information

It is recommended that you contact your lender as soon as possible regarding whether they process SBA loans as well as for necessary information that they will need to process your application.

Expanded DOL Q/A Guidance

The FFCRA leave provision take effect April 1 , 2020 and remember to provide the required notice to your employees

FFCRA Leave Entitlement; IRS Issues Effective for Leave

City & County Orders/Declarations Reminder

DOL Issues New Q&A for FFCRA
New items Start at #15 through #37

Medical Facilities in Need of Surgical/Dusk Mask, Please Read how may be able to help

Travel Authorization, Police Visits

EPA Disinfectant List for COVID - 19

DOL Issues Additional Guidance (30 Day enforcement policy) & Required Posters

DOL Sick Leave Guidance (FFCRA)

IRS Notice 2020-18 Relief for Taxpayers

City Orders and Dealership Signs

TxDMV Response - Dealership Hours Concerns

Treasury, IRS and Labor Plan to Implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

Coronavirus Tax Relief

Essential Business "Travel Pass"

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

CDC Guidance - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Workplace Suggestions

TxDMV  COVID-19 / Coronavirus Emergency Information

OCCC Issues Temporary Guidance for Motor Vehicle Installment Transactions

Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Extension



After much conversation with the senior team and chair leadership, Texas Automobile Dealers Association has made the decision to cancel its Annual Conference on April 26thand 27that Omni Resort Barton Creek. Part of this decision is based upon the CDC recommendations and the new City of Austin’s edict that prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people. More important is our desire and responsibility to do what is in the very best interests of our Texas dealers, to protect you from potential spread of COVID-19 and to allow you to focus on your core operations.

The Omni has already agreed to accept all cancellations and I would ask that you do this as soon as possible.To cancel Omni reservations, please call 402-952-6613. Until we meet again, I would ask you to stay as safe as possible during these times.

TADA has posted CDC and other links highlighting recommendations for limiting spread. TADA has and will continue to send state government declarations or regulatory actions that may impact dealership operations and I would ask that you keep an eye out for these updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the TADA team if you have any questions or comments.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darren Whitehurst, President


Texas Dealer Academy 
Dealers Choice Magazine
Legislative Issues
Want to pass on your dealership to the next generation?  Members can enroll young family members/staff in this leadership training program tailored for franchised dealers.   TADA’s quarterly magazine provides up-to-date information on business and industry issues making it a critical resource for franchised dealers and affiliated industry partners.   Learn more about the issues facing our industry at the state capitol through our policy papers and legislative session recaps.

TADA Lone Star Sponsors






                                        TADA ANTITRUST STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) and it is the responsibility of every TADA member to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. No online communication, activity or discussion including a TADA meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members to: 
     1. Raise, lower, or stabilize prices or any element or economic factor thereof; 
     2. Allocate markets; 
     3. Encourage or discuss boycotts; 
     4. Foster unfair trade practices; 
     5. Assist monopolization; or 
     6. In any way violate federal or state antitrust laws. 

The examples are for illustration and are not meant as an exhaustive list.


Chairman's Corner

“It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) this year and represent over 1,400 of the franchised automobile dealers in this state.  I have tremendous respect for the TADA Staff because they have put together a great organization. I’m proud to be part of that. Read More »

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