Exempt Search and Verification
Search our records and obtain online verification of an organization's exemption from Texas franchise tax, sales and use tax and hotel occupancy tax.
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Organizations engaged primarily in charitable activities under Tax Code Sec. 11.18(d) may be eligible for a property tax determination letter. To find out if an organization has been issued a property tax determination letter and is eligible to apply for local property tax exemption, use the Primarily Charitable Organizations Eligible for Property Tax Relief search.
To apply (PDF, 78KB) for property tax relief, the organization must be a statewide or local charitable organization as defined under Section 11.18(d) and be exempt from Texas sales tax as a 501(c) organization, or a 501(c)(2) organization that is exempt from the Texas franchise tax and holds title to property for a qualifying statewide or local charitable organization.
Exemptions for Qualified Organizations
The Texas Tax Code provides tax exemptions for certain qualifying organizations, including 501(c) organizations; educational, religious and charitable groups; qualifying homeowners associations; and various other categories.
Organizations are not automatically exempt from tax. Organizations must apply for exemption with our office.
Depending on the category of exemption for which it qualifies, an organization may be granted exemption from sales, franchise or hotel tax.
Although sales tax exemptions apply to purchases necessary to an organization's exempt function, the exempt organization must collect tax on most of its sales. See Exempt Organizations — Sales and Purchases (Pub. 96-122) (PDF, 405KB) for more information.