State Employment Tax
Some employers must contribute to the state unemployment insurance fund.
State Sales Tax Information for New Businesses
Sales taxes can reach a maximum 8.25%. The state levies an amount of 6.25% of the sale's price on qualifying items. The State also collects sales taxes for the cities and other municipal taxing authorities, which can reach an additional 2.0% combined, then rebates money to the local authorities.
State Franchise Tax
Corporations above a certain size in assets or level of income may owe franchise tax, a general business levy. These rules have recently been updated.
Other State Taxes
The Comptroller’s Web site provides extensive information on Texas’ taxes. Do your research!
Recent Changes to the State Tax Code
You can read about changes to the laws in the Tax Policy News e-Newsletter.
Ask Questions about State Taxes
Don't Forget The Feds!
Federal Income Tax
The Internal Revenue Service offers special advice to small businesses about taxes.