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Texas Tax Exemptions for Agriculture and Timber Industries
@ Your Service Messages

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: Online Ag/Timber Exemption Number Application Now Available

Date Sent: Mon 10/3/2011 4:45 p.m.
Mailed to: Agriculture/Timber Exemption Registration Number (HB 268) subscribers

Date Sent: Tue 10/4/2011 4:04 p.m.
Mailed to: Sales and Use Tax, Local Sales and Use Tax, Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax, Gasoline Tax and Diesel Fuels Tax subscribers

Now Available
Texas Agricultural and Timber Exemption Number Online Application

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a person claiming an exemption from sales tax on the purchase of certain items used in the production of agricultural and timber products is required to have a Texas Agriculture and Timber Exemption Registration Number (Ag/Timber Number).

The Comptroller's office is pleased to announce the availability of the new online application for a registration number at www.getreadytexas.org. When you apply online, you will get your number at the completion of the application. You will be able to print your confirmation letter and a copy of your application. A copy of your confirmation letter will be mailed to you for your records.

Along with the online application there is an online search available on www.getreadytexas.org. With this search you will be able to check the status of your Ag/Timber number. Please allow one day processing time before you search for your Ag/Timber number to allow our system to update.

The site also provides links to other valuable Ag/Timber resources.

You have received this email because you subscribed to the Comptroller's @ Your Service email update service. This is a general information notice and is not in reference to any specific tax account or taxpayer.

Subject: New Ag/Timber Webpage, Application, and Forms Now Available

Date Sent: Mon 9/19/2011 3:15 p.m.
Mailed to: Agriculture/Timber Exemption Registration Number (HB 268), Sales and Use, Local Sales and Use Tax, Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax, Gasoline Tax and Diesel Fuels Tax subscribers

New Ag/Timber Webpage, Application, and Forms Now Available

To help Texas agriculture and timber producers comply with Texas tax laws, the Comptroller's office is pleased to announce the availability of a new "one stop shop" webpage available on Window on State Government. The webpage provides important information for the agricultural and timber industries, including up-to-the-minute details about House Bill 268, which requires commercial producers to have an Ag/Timber Registration Number for sales tax exemptions on eligible purchases beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

In addition to other items, the site offers the following new downloadable application and forms.

The online application for an Ag/Timber Registration Number is scheduled to be available the first week of October. New and updated publications, rules, FAQs, and more are also in the works and will be posted on the new webpage as soon as they are available.

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Subject: Important Notice: New Exemption Requirement for Commercial Agriculture and Timber Operations

Date Sent: Fri. 8/19/2011 9:50 a.m.
Mailed to: Agriculture/Timber Exemption Registration Number (HB 268) subscribers and Sales and Use subscribers

House Bill 268, passed during the 82nd Regular Legislative Session (2011), requires that a person claiming an exemption from sales tax on such purchases must provide a registration number issued by the Comptroller of Public Accounts on the exemption certificate issued to the seller. Please visit New Sales Tax Exemption Requirement for Commercial Agriculture and Timber Operations - Get A Registration Number to learn more about these important legislative changes.

We are working on the application now and will have it available on the Comptroller's website and by mail as soon as possible. As a subscriber to this email service, you will receive notifications when the application and other information about this new program is available.

You have received this e-mail because you subscribed to the Comptroller's @ Your Service email Update Service. This is a general information notice and is not in reference to any specific sales tax account or taxpayer.