2002 revision of RD-108 no longer accepted

The Michigan Department of State has emailed a final notification to dealerships about the transition to the 2017 revision of the RD-108. (View bulletin.) Please double check that your dealership is using the current 2017 version.
As a reminder, the Department will not accept any transactions using the 12/02 revision of the RD-108 after Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The 12/02 version of the RD-108 was replaced with a new 2017 revision made available to dealers this past January.

Trade-in sales tax credit
A dedicated line for the partial trade-in sales tax credit has been added to the new 2017 revision of the RD-108 as Line 3 in the statement of vehicle sale section. With this change the RD-108T (Supplemental Vehicle Trade-In Sales Tax Credit Form) is no longer necessary. Dealers will discontinue submitting the 2017 RD-108T form for all vehicle transactions with a trade-in.

Trade-in sales tax credit calculation worksheet 
(View worksheet.)
The Department created a 2017 Trade-In Sales Tax Credit Calculation Worksheet to help correctly calculate the trade-in sales tax credit. The website version of the 2017 worksheet calculates the correct trade-in sales tax credit but is not submitted with the RD-108 to the Secretary of State. This worksheet is available on the Department’s Website under Publications and Forms.
If you have questions about the RD-108 please contact MADA at (800) 292-1923.

Teen Driving: Safe at the Wheel

After spending years protecting your children from all sorts of dangers on the road and off, you now face the prospect of handing them the keys to the family car. It’s time for them to learn how to drive. Are you prepared? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) can help you mold your young adult into a safe and capable driver.

 

Find information on your State’s licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help you lay the ground rules with your aspiring driver – before you hand over the car keys. NHTSA has in-depth information on some of the most common safety problems novice drivers should avoid. Arm yourself with information on alcohol use and its consequences, the benefits of seat belt usage, and the growing problem of distracted driving.

 

Learn more: https://www.safercar.gov/parents/TeenDriving/teendriving.htm

Recognize your colleagues for their community involvement

Michigan’s new car dealers are some of the most supportive and involved businesses in the state. Dealers support local education through sponsorships and scholarships, and they give generously to numerous community organizations and programs.  Do you know a dealer who exemplifies what it means to be an upstanding community member and business leader? If so, please help MADA recognize these dealers with a nomination for the TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year Award. The TIME Dealer of the Year program honors new-car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.

Review the dealer nomination form (here) and nominate a dealer you believe deserves to be recognized for this prestigious awards.