Texas Income Taxes

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Texas
"The Lone Star State"

Since Texas does not collect an income tax on individuals, you are not required to file a TX State Income Tax Return. However, you may need to prepare and efile a Federal Income Tax Return. 

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Texas Tax Facts, Information

Texas Tax Information and Contacts

TX Tax Type
Description
Texas Income Tax Code
Texas does not have an income tax code.
Texas has a state sales tax rate of 6.25%. Counties, cities, transit, and special purpose districts have the option to impose additional, local sales and use taxes. These tax rates can add up to 2% to the state sales tax, making the combined total tax rate as high as 8.25% on purchased items.
Sales Tax Holidays
April 27-29, 2019
  • Batteries fuel containers, and flashlights less than $75
  • Hurricane shutters and emergency ladders less than $300
  • Portable generators less than $3,000
May 25-27, 2019
  • Air conditioners $6,000 or less
  • Refrigerators $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
August 9-11, 2019
  • Clothing (excluding accessories, athletic or protective clothing, and rentals of clothing or footwear), backpacks, and school supplies- $100 or less
Tax Fact

Texas collects more than 60 separate taxes, fees, and assessments (includes local sales taxes) on various items. Below are a few of the items taxed in the state:

  • Fireworks: 2% is added to the existing sales tax rate. Since this is a state tax, it doesn't affect the 2% local sales and use tax. Taxes collected from firework sales fund a program assisting rural fire departments
  • Lead-acid batteries (new or used): a fee is imposed on their sale, use, storage, or consumption, based on the number of volts ($2 per battery of less than 12 volts, $3 per battery with a capacity of 12 volts or more)
  • Oyster sales: $1 fee (per 300lb-barrel) of oysters imposed on certified shellfish dealers who harvest, purchases, stores, packs, labels, unloads at dockside, or holds oysters from TX waters
  • Sexually-oriented businesses: a $5 fee is collected from TX patrons who enter "businesses that provide live nude entertainment or live nude performances and authorize on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages, regardless of whether the business is required to hold a license or permit under the Alcoholic Beverages Code"
Texas State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the TX Comptroller