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News Release from Comptroller Susan Combs

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2009

Texas Franchise Tax Is Due Friday

(Austin) — Friday, May 15, is the deadline for Texas businesses to file their annual franchise tax returns.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs urges taxpayers with last-minute questions to look for answers online before picking up the phone.

“The taxpayer assistance lines are very busy as the tax deadline approaches,” Combs said. “Our franchise tax Web page offers a quicker answer to many frequently asked questions.”

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

Information on Tiered Partnerships is available at

The April 2009 issue of the Comptroller’s Tax Policy News offers filing tips for Combined Groups at

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


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