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Index to all Texas tax forms

Approved Franchise Tax Preparation Software Providers

Current list of approved franchise electronic submission and printable forms software providers.

Tax Research

STAR System

The State Tax Automated Research (STAR) System is a searchable collection of all types of tax policy documents.

Texas Statutes

Research statutes on the Texas Legislative Council Website

Tax Rules

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Tax Publications

Subject matter index and numerical index to all tax publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Subject Matter index to all tax FAQs.

Private Letter Rulings and General Information Letters

Information about Rule 3.1. Describes how the Comptroller may respond to a written inquiry for taxability guidance related to Texas tax laws, rules, and policies.

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Franchise Tax Account Status

Determine if an entity's right to transact business in Texas is intact

Sales Taxpayer Search

Determine the status of a sales tax permit

Tax Exempt Entity Search

Determine the status of an exemption from Texas franchise, sales, and/or hotel tax

Sales Tax Rate Locator

Determine the local sales tax rate in a Texas taxing jurisdiction

Ag/Timber Exemption Number Registrants

Determine if a person holds an agriculture/timber registration number to make certain purchases tax-free

Qualified Research Registration Number Search

Determine if a person holds a qualified research registration number to make certain purchases tax-free

Direct Pay Permit Holders

Determine the status of a direct pay sales tax permit

Maquiladora Enterprise Search

Determine the status of a maquiladora export permit

Fuels License Search

Determine the status and type of fuels tax licenses held by a taxpayer

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