Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Refunds

All taxpayers must provide the following information when requesting a refund of taxes paid in error directly from the Comptroller's office:

  • signed letter stating fully and in detail the reason for the refund claim;
  • the amount of refund requested;
  • date when the tax was erroneously paid (begin and end date of the period);
  • copy of the invoice(s);
  • taxpayer name and number; and
  • Power of Attorney (01-137) or other written authorization, if being represented by an authorized agent.

Send tax refund requests to:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
111 E. 17th Street
Austin, TX 78774-0100

TIF assessments are imposed on certain service providers and, therefore, can only be refunded by the Comptroller to the service provider that originally reported them to the state. A telecommunications customer who has paid a TIF reimbursement fee in error to a service provider must apply to the service provider for a refund. If the reporting service provider paid TIF on receipts other than those from taxable telecommunications services, it can file an amended report and request a refund within four years of the original due date of the report.

For refund information related to Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, please call us at (800) 531-5441, ext. 3-4545.

Required Plug-ins

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.