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This page includes the content of messages about tax exemptions for the agriculture and timber industries that were emailed to subscribers of the Comptroller's @ Your Service email update service.

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Email Messages


Subject: Ag/Timber Numbers Must Be Renewed Every Four Years

Date Sent: Tue 9/8/2015 1:23 p.m.
Mailed to: Texas County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Agricultural and Timber Registration Numbers (Ag/Timber Numbers) issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts must be renewed every four years, regardless of when those numbers were first issued. The current numbers expire Dec. 31, 2015.

To continue claiming the exemption on qualifying purchases on or after Jan. 1, 2016, agricultural and timber producers must renew their current Ag/Timber Number. We will post renewal information on our website in September and will send letters to those who have Ag/Timber Numbers to explain the renewal process.

Persons claiming exemption on qualifying farm machines, trailers and semitrailers must have a current Ag/Timber Number when completing an Application for Texas Title (Form 130-U).

For verification purposes, the qualifying purchasers can present you with their new registration courtesy cards, which have an expiration date on them. You can also search for current card holder information using our Ag and Timber Number Search.

For more information, see the Texas Taxes for Agriculture and Timber Industries Web page. To contact us, you can use our Web form.


Subject: Agriculture and Timber Registration Numbers Expire Dec. 31, 2015

Date Sent: Wed 7/22/2015 12:12 p.m.
Mailed to: Agriculture/Timber Associations 07-2015

Ag/Timber Registration Numbers issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts must be renewed every four years, regardless of when the number was first issued. The current numbers expire Dec. 31, 2015.

Your members or customers must renew their current Ag/Timber Number to be eligible to claim tax exemptions on qualifying items purchased beginning Jan. 1, 2016. We will have information about how to renew on our website in September and will send letters to persons who have Ag/Timber Numbers to explain the renewal process.

Persons who renew their Ag/Timber Number will receive new courtesy cards with an expiration date that they must enter, along with the Ag/Timber Number, on the exemption certificate they give to sellers when buying qualifying items.

For more information, see Texas Taxes for Agriculture and Timber Industries. You can also call us at 1-800-252-5555 or contact us at comptroller.texas.gov/taxhelp/.

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