Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Pay Taxes

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

Yes, you can speak to a real person or send e-mail and get your questions answered. You can also visit any of the Comptroller field offices for help.

Don't Forget The Feds!

Federal Income Tax

The Internal Revenue Service offers special advice to small businesses about taxes.

Federal Employment Tax

The Social Security Administration describes the obligation of employers and benefits to employees.

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.