Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Required Software Update

Version 5.1 of the Motor Fuels EDI software must be downloaded to continue to file electronically.

EDI for Motor Fuels Tax

Save time and money by using EDI to file your tax information. EDI is a fast and efficient standard for communicating business data electronically.

The Comptroller's office provides software to monthly taxpayers for filing tax electronically.

What the Software Does

The program enables you to enter your tax data and create a file in approved EDI format. The software cannot be used to print out returns and mail them to us in lieu of the preprinted form.

Requirements for Using Version 5.1

Minimum System Requirements

  • 166Mhz PC
  • Windows NT, XP, 2000, 2003, 7 and 8
  • 256MB RAM
  • 80MB of hard drive space
  • Internet access

To file a return using this software you must complete the testing process and receive approval from this office to file electronically.

Downloading and Installing

Download and read the Motor Fuels User Guide for detailed instructions. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the user's guide.

  1. Download the free software (22.9MB) to your Desktop or a folder of your choice.
  2. Quit all Windows applications before installing the software.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the Desktop or open the folder in which you saved the software and double click on the mtrffull.exe file to install the software.
  4. Follow the screen prompts until the installation is complete.

Entering Data and Filing Your Tax

For specific information on completing the returns and schedules, go to Motor Fuels Returns and Instructions. To view or print instructions for completing the report, select the report for your license type. The instructions are included with the form and schdules.

The software includes a help system that works best with Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer from Microsoft's website.

Transmit your completed EDI file to the Comptroller via the Web.

For More Information

Email us at etf.cpa@cpa.texas.gov or

Call us at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-3630 or

Fax us at 1-512-475-0397 or

Mail your request to

Account Maintenance Division, Electronic Reporting
P.O. Box 13528
Austin, Texas 78711-3528

Related Electronic Filing Links

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