Although there is a thread about some property taxes in Texas and other states, I feel this topic is sufficiently different to warrant a new thread. I acquired my Roadster using Tesla Motors' "lease until you buy the Model S" program. With my most recent invoice, TM included 2 extra items, which they describe as "property tax 2011 $2,707" and "property tax 2012 $3,549" I had never heard of this property tax. I do know that my business pays a franchise tax on its property. And there is a tax associated with registering the car. I did a little research, and there is something called a "use tax" but that seems to be a one-time tax AFAIK. FAQ: Motor Vehicle Taxes Has anyone else been charged these property taxes and does anyone know what this is about? What property tax could this be?