202007.29
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Projects a Fiscal 2021 Ending Shortfall

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) and now projects a fiscal 2021 ending shortfall of $4.58 billion. The shortfall, which Hegar attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent volatility in oil prices, is a decrease from the $2.89 billion positive year-end balance originally projected in the October 2019 CRE. In…

202007.23
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Sales Tax on Telecommunication Services Exemptions

Telecommunications services between locations in Texas are subject to state and local sales tax, whereas most interstate telecommunications services are only subject to state sales tax. Mobile telecommunications services are subject to state and local sales tax based on the place of primary use. “Telecommunications services” is broadly defined as electronic transmission or reception of…

202006.03
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Taxability of COVID-19 Fees and Surcharges by Businesses

Texas: When costs increase, many businesses impose additional charges on customer billings, receipts and invoices. Fees and surcharges charged by Texas businesses related to the COVID-19 pandemic are not governmental fees, but charges that businesses have chosen to pass along to recoup the higher costs of goods and services provided to their customers. For Texas…

202005.27
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Texas Comptroller File and Pay Taxes

Depending on the tax, Texas taxpayers may be required to electronically report (file) and/or pay based on the amount reported and paid in the preceding state fiscal year (September 1 to August 31). Filing/Reporting Due Dates Returns filed with Webfile must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time (CT) on the due date. Paper returns…

202005.20
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Sales Tax Holiday for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR® Products

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announces Memorial Day weekend that families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. The sales tax holiday is May 23-25, 2020. SOURCE About Davis Davis & Harmon LLC – Sales Tax Experts: Headquartered in Dallas, Texas,…

201909.11
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Texas Marketplace Sellers to Generate $850 million in Tax Revenue

TEXAS – Governor, Greg Abbott, signed House Bill 1525 requiring Marketplace Facilitators to collect and remit tax on behalf of marketplace sellers starting October 1, 2019. The bill expands the state’s authority to collect sales tax and is expected to generate $850 million dollars in online sales tax. A Marketplace Facilitator is defined as a…

201903.04
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Cracking the Sales Tax Code – Economic Nexus

The newly enacted economic nexus laws have businesses scrambling to figure out how the Wayfair vs. South Dakota supreme court decision applies to their transactions. Accordingly, Texas recently published, Texas Tax Responsibilities and Resources, to provide some guidance to remote-sellers. Below is an excerpt of the publication: “As part of our Wayfair implementation, amendments to Rule 3.286, concerning Seller’s…

201811.30
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2019 State Business Tax Climate Index – Sales Taxes

MULTISTATE – The Tax Foundation has released its 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index. This Tax Climate Index is made up of 5 major components. Individual Taxes Corporate Taxes Sales Taxes Property Taxes Unemployment Insurance Taxes In this blog, we’re discussing how states rank on sales taxes. 25.3% of each state’s overall score is determined…