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News Release from Comptroller Susan Combs

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2009

Businesses Prepare to Pay Franchise Tax
May 15 Franchise Tax Payment Deadline Approaches

(Austin) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds businesses that their annual franchise tax is due May 15.

This is the second franchise tax filing deadline since the Legislature’s revisions that changed the tax calculation. The Comptroller’s office continues to help business owners and tax preparers adjust to the changes.

“We took note of the most common errors and misunderstandings from last year’s franchise tax reports,” Combs said. “Then our office offered Webinars to help taxpayers avoid those errors and we have also contacted many taxpayers directly to correct their forms.”

Franchise tax forms and general information are available online at The following links also provide useful information:

To speak to a franchise tax specialist call (800) 252-1381.


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