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County Codes

Texas
County
CPA
Code
RRC
Dist
Anderson 001 06
Andrews 002 08
Angelina 003 06
Aransas 004 04
Archer 005 09
Armstrong 006 10
Atascosa 007 01
Austin 008 03
Bailey 009 8A
Bandera 010 01
Bastrop 011 01
Baylor 012 09
Bee 013 02
Bell 014 01
Bexar 015 01
Blanco 016 01
Borden 017 8A
Bosque 018 05
Bowie 019 06
Brazoria 020 03
Brazos 021 03
Brewster 022 08
Briscoe 023 10
Brooks 024 04
Brown 025 7B
Burleson 026 03
Burnet 027 01
Caldwell 028 01
Calhoun 029 02
Callahan 030 7B
Cameron 031 04
Camp 032 06
Carson 033 10
Cass 034 06
Castro 035 10
Chambers 036 03
Cherokee 037 06/6E
Childress 038 10
Clay 039 09
Cochran 040 8A
Coke 041 7C
Coleman 042 7B
Collin 043 05
Collingsworth 044 10
Colorado 045 03
Comal 046 01
Comanche 047 7B
Concho 048 7C
Cooke 049 09
Coryell 050 7B
Cottle 051 8A
Crane 052 08
Crockett 053 7C
Crosby 054 8A
Culberson 055 08
Dallam 056 10
Dallas 057 05
Dawson 058 8A
Deaf Smith 059 10
Delta 060 05
Denton 061 09
DeWitt 062 02
Dickens 063 8A
Dimmit 064 01
Donley 065 10
Duval 066 04
Eastland 067 7B
Ector 068 08
Edwards 069 01
Ellis 070 05
El Paso 071 08
Erath 072 7B
Falls 073 05
Fannin 074 05
Fayette 075 03
Fisher 076 7B
Floyd 077 8A
Foard 078 09
Fort Bend 079 03
Franklin 080 06
Freestone 081 05
Frio 082 01
Gaines 083 8A
Galveston 084 03
Garza 085 8A
Gillespie 086 01
Glasscock 087 08
Goliad 088 02
Gonzales 089 01
Gray 090 10
Grayson 091 09
Gregg 092 06/6E
Grimes 093 03
Guadalupe 094 01
Hale 095 8A
Hall 096 10
Hamilton 097 7B
Hansford 098 10
Hardeman 099 09
Hardin 100 03
Harris 101 03
Harrison 102 06
Hartley 103 10
Haskell 104 7B
Hays 105 01
Hemphill 106 10
Henderson 107 05
Hidalgo 108 04
Hill 109 05
Hockley 110 8A
Hood 111 7B
Hopkins 112 05
Houston 113 06
Howard 114 08
Hudspeth 115 08
Hunt 116 05
Hutchinson 117 10
Irion 118 7C
Jack 119 09
Jackson 120 02
Jasper 121 03
Jeff Davis 122 08
Jefferson 123 03
Jim Hogg 124 04
Jim Wells 125 04
Johnson 126 05
Jones 127 7B
Karnes 128 02
Kaufman 129 05
Kendall 130 01
Kenedy 131 04
Kent 132 8A
Kerr 133 01
Kimble 134 7C
King 135 8A
Kinney 136 01
Kleberg 137 04
Knox 138 09
Lamar 139 05
Lamb 140 8A
Lampasas 141 7B
LaSalle 142 01
Lavaca 143 02
Lee 144 03
Leon 145 05
Liberty 146 03
Limestone 147 05
Lipscomb 148 10
Live Oak 149 02
Llano 150 01
Loving 151 08
Lubbock 152 8A
Lynn 153 8A
Madison 154 03
Marion 155 06
Martin 156 08
Mason 157 01
Matagorda 158 03
Maverick 159 01
McCulloch 160 7C
McLennan 161 05
McMullen 162 01
Medina 163 01
Menard 164 7C
Midland 165 08
Milam 166 01
Mills 167 7B
Mitchell 168 08
Montague 169 09
Montgomery 170 03
Moore 171 10
Morris 172 06
Motley 173 8A
Nacogdoches 174 06
Navarro 175 05
Newton 176 03
Nolan 177 7B
Nueces 178 04
Ochiltree 179 10
Oldham 180 10
Orange 181 03
Palo Pinto 182 7B
Panola 183 06
Parker 184 7B
Parmer 185 10
Pecos 186 08
Polk 187 03
Potter 188 10
Presidio 189 08
Rains 190 05
Randall 191 10
Reagan 192 7C
Real 193 01
Red River 194 06
Reeves 195 08
Refugio 196 02
Roberts 197 10
Robertson 198 05
Rockwall 199 05
Runnels 200 7C
Rusk 201 06/6E
Sabine 202 06
San Augustine 203 06
San Jacinto 204 03
San Patricio 205 04
San Saba 206 7B
Schleicher 207 7C
Scurry 208 8A
Shackelford 209 7B
Shelby 210 06
Sherman 211 10
Smith 212 06/6E
Somervell 213 7B
Starr 214 04
Stephens 215 7B
Sterling 216 08
Stonewall 217 7B
Sutton 218 7C
Swisher 219 10
Tarrant 220 05
Taylor 221 7B
Terrell 222 7C
Terry 223 8A
Throckmorton 224 7B
Titus 225 06
Tom Green 226 7C
Travis 227 01
Trinity 228 03
Tyler 229 03
Upshur 230 06/6E
Upton 231 7C
Uvalde 232 01
Val Verde 233 01
Van Zandt 234 05
Victoria 235 02
Walker 236 03
Waller 237 03
Ward 238 08
Washington 239 03
Webb 240 04
Wharton 241 03
Wheeler 242 10
Wichita 243 09
Wilbarger 244 09
Willacy 245 04
Williamson 246 01
Wilson 247 01
Winkler 248 08
Wise 249 09
Wood 250 06
Yoakum 251 8A
Young 252 09
Zapata 253 04
Zavala 254 01

Comptroller's Office Telephone Numbers

  • The telephone number for the Crude Oil and Natural Gas Tax Section is (512) 463-4455.
  • To contact examiners in the Crude Oil and Natural Gas Tax Section, go to the Comptroller's Web site for examiners' telephone numbers at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/nat_gas/index.html
  • The toll free fax number for the Crude Oil and Natural Gas Tax Section is (877) 882-8892. The local fax number is (512) 475-0165.
  • To contact tax examiners in the Electronic Tax Reporting Section, call toll free at (800) 442-3453. The local telephone number is (512) 463-3630.
  • The toll free fax number for the Electronic Tax Reporting Section is (877) 882-8894. The local fax number is (512) 475-0397.
  • To contact the Open Records Division, call (512) 936-6057.

Comptroller's Office E-Mail Addresses

  • Tax examiners in the Crude Oil and Natural Gas Tax Section are assigned to handle taxpayer accounts in accordance to the alphabet letter based on a taxpayer's business name. Each tax examiner is assigned an alphabet letter(s) depending on their job functions and workload. Once a taxpayer knows their assigned examiner, a taxpayer can send an e-mail to the tax examiner at the following e-mail address:

    First name.last name@cpa.state.tx.us
    (Example: john.doe@cpa.statet.us)

  • The Crude Oil and Natural Gas Tax Section's e-mail address for questions regarding any information is congtax@cpa.state.tx.us.
  • The Electronic Tax Reporting Section's e-mail address for questions regarding electronic reporting and electronic payments is etf@cpa.state.tx.us.
  • The Open Records Division's e-mail address for questions regarding open records is open.records@cpa.state.tx.us

Other State Agencies Web Sites

  • Texas Railroad Commission: Provides various information regarding leases, fields and operators. Their Web site is: http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/.
  • Texas General Land Office: Manages state lands and mineral-right properties and leases drilling rights for oil and gas production on state lands. Their Web site is: http://www.glo.state.tx.us/
  • Texas Secretary of State: The Corporations Section of this state agency is responsible for the receipt, filing and permanent maintenance and retention of documents that create or affect business organizations and non-profit entities, which are required by statute to be filed with the Secretary of State. Their Web site is: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/index.html
  • Texas Attorney General: The Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes. Their Web site is: http://oag.state.tx.us/index.shtml

HISTORY OF NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION TAX RATES

Natural Gas & Casinghead Gas

Effective Dates Tax Percentage Rate
08-01-1931 through 10-31-1936 2% of value, less 2% loss allowance
11-01-1936 through 04-30-1941 3% of value, less 2% loss allowance
05-01-1941 through 05-31-1945 5.2% of value
06-01-1945 through 02-28-1950 5.2% of value (new law)
03-01-1950 through 08-31-1951 5.72% of value (temporary 10% increase)
09-01-1951 through 08-31-1954 5.72% of value (permanent)
09-01-1954 through 08-31-1955 9% of value
09-01-1955 through 08-31-1956 8% of value
09-01-1956 through 09-30-1969 7% of value
10-01-1969 to date 7.5% of value

Condensate

Effective Dates Tax Percentage Rate
08-01-1931 through 08-31-1933 2% of value
09-01-1933 through 10-31-1936 $0.02 per barrel when value is $1.00 per barrel or less;
  2.75 % of value when more than $1.00
11-01-1936 through 04-30-1941 $0.0275 per barrel when value is $1.00 per barrel or less;
  2.75% of value when more than $1.00
05-01-1941 through 02-28-1950 $0.04125 per barrel when value is $1.00 per barrel or less;
  4.125% of value when more than $1.00
03-01-1950 through 08-31-1951 4.5375% of value
09-01-1951 through 08-26-1953 Rate reverts to 4.125%
08-27-1953 to date 4.6% of value
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