Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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2008, 2009 and 2010 Texas Franchise Tax Initial Report Forms

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You can estimate the tax liability of your entity under the revised franchise tax with the Franchise Tax Online Calculator.

Franchise Tax Instructions in printable .PDF format

No Tax Due

A passive entity as defined in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0003; an entity that has total annualized revenue less than or equal to the no tax due threshold*; an entity that has zero Texas gross receipts; or an entity that is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) meeting the qualifications specified in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0002(c)(4) can file a No Tax Due Report. - more information

EZ Computation

An entity, including a combined group, can file using the E-Z Computation if it has annualized total revenue of $10 million or less. - more information

Long Form

Any entity that does not elect to file using the E-Z Computation, or that does not qualify to file a No Tax Due Information Report, should file the Long Form report. - more information

Staff Leasing Company Report (to submit to client companies)

Status Change or Closing or Reinstating a Business

Franchise Tax Help

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.