Thank you for that additional information.
As you know then 22.085 requires you to submit a statement containing correct vehicle value/purchase price, date the vehicle was purchased/acquired, and that [you] provided incorrect information when originally registering the vehicle.
The concern I have is will they use your admission to prosecute you for submitting a false document. While they most certainly can it seems that 22.085 is a voluntary mechanism whereby they want people to correct mistakes and voluntarily comply with the law. I could not find any published decisions that reference that procedure. If prosecutions were frequently occurring where people used 22.085 to correct mistakes I would expect to find court decisions involving it.
If you wait until the they may discover the under reporting and come to question you about it, it may too late to prevent a criminal investigation and, perhaps, even a criminal prosecution.
If you want to know if your local office has a specific policy
regarding prosecuting these cases, you should consult with local tax and criminal lawyer in your area. He would be able to best answer your question.
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