Texas Income Taxes

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"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 e-file a federal income tax return or other state tax return.

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Texas Tax Facts, Information

See the resources below for Texas tax information and contacts.

TX Tax Type
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, 2024
  • 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, 2024
  • 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, 2024
  • Clothing (excluding accessories, athletic or protective clothing, and rentals of clothing or footwear), backpacks, and school supplies- $100 or less.
Tax Fact

The state of Texas collects more than 60 separate taxes, fees, and assessments (includes local sales taxes) on a number of 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.

Texas Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits are not subject to income taxes since Texas does not collect an income tax on individuals.

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