TX: New Sales Tax Laws: What You Need to Know

TX: In 2024, Texas introduced significant updates to its sales tax laws. These changes aim to modernize the tax system, address the rise of e-commerce, and ensure fair taxation across the board. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.

Key Changes

1. Economic Nexus for Remote Sellers:

  • New Threshold: Remote sellers must collect and remit Texas sales tax if they exceed $100,000 in gross revenue from sales into the state over the past 12 months.
  • Impact: This affects businesses selling into Texas from other states, requiring them to register for a Texas sales tax permit and upgrade their systems to handle tax collection.

2. Marketplace Facilitator Laws:

  • New Requirements: Marketplace facilitators like Amazon and eBay must now collect and remit sales tax on behalf of third-party sellers.
  • Impact: Simplifies tax compliance for individual sellers using these platforms, shifting the responsibility to the facilitators.

3. Taxable Services Expansion:

  • Broader Scope: More services, including digital goods, are now subject to sales tax.
  • Impact: Service providers need to adjust their billing systems, and consumers might see higher costs for these newly taxable services.

4. Local Sales Tax Cap:

  • Capped Rate: The combined state and local sales tax rate is now 8.25%.
  • Impact: Prevents excessively high local tax rates, offering more predictability for consumers.

What to Do Next

For Businesses:

  • Update Systems: Ensure your accounting and e-commerce systems are compliant.
  • Educate Staff: Make sure your team is aware of the changes.
  • Seek Advice: Consult with tax professionals if needed.

For Consumers:

  • Stay Informed: Know which services and goods are now taxable.
  • Budget Accordingly: Anticipate potential price increases on newly taxable items.

These updates are part of Texas’s effort to create a fair and modern tax environment. Staying informed and prepared will help businesses and consumers navigate these changes smoothly.


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