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Use WebFile to electronically file a tax report and submit payment (by credit card, electronic check or via TEXNET).

See filing requirements below.

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Fireworks Tax

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Fireworks tax applies to retail sales of fireworks (1.4G) that can legally be sold in Texas only during three periods each year, from May 1 through May 5 (only when sold at a location that is not more than 100 miles from the Texas-Mexico border in a county that has been approved for the sale of fireworks during the period), from June 24 through July 4 and from December 20 through January 1.

The tax was created to fund a program to assist rural fire departments.

Rates

2% (in addition to sales tax)

Due Date

Twice A Year: February 20 and August 20

Effective Oct. 1, 2011 – $50 Late Filing Penalty

For reports due on or after Oct. 1, 2011, a $50 late filing penalty will be assessed on every report filed after the due date. The $50 penalty is due in addition to any other penalties assessed for the reporting period. For details about these changes, please visit Publication 98-918 – Late Filing Penalties (PDF, 69KB).


Filing Requirements

If in the preceding fiscal year, you paid:

  • less than $10,000 - You may use any available reporting and payment methods available for this tax or fee. While electronic filing is not required, this option is encouraged.
  • $10,000 or more - Please use the guidelines below to determine your specific reporting and payment requirements.

The state fiscal year begins September 1 and ends on August 31.

Amt. Reported and Paid in Preceding Fiscal Year $10,000 - $49,999 $50,000 - $99,999 $100,000 or more
Reporting Method(s)

(any one of the methods listed can be used)

Payment Method(s)

(any one of the methods listed can be used)

  • Web Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via WebFile
  • Credit Card via WebFile (American Express, Discover and MasterCard)
  • TEXNET
  • Check
  • Web Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via WebFile
  • Credit Card via WebFile (American Express, Discover and MasterCard)
  • TEXNET
  • Check
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