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TX —Sales & Use Tax: Social Media Management Services

TX—Sales & Use Tax: Social Media Management Services  Texas has provided sales and use tax guidance on social media management services. The different types of services that are involved in social media management are discussed. Written Content Writing original content such as a blog and posting comments on social media is not taxable. Proofreading and…

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Texas—Sales and Use Tax: Guidance on Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Issued

For sales and use tax purposes, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued a motor vehicle rental tax guide for taxpayers who rent motor vehicles in Texas. The guide discusses the taxpayers’ permitting, tax collection, reporting, and records retention responsibilities for tax on gross receipts for vehicles they rent to customers. The guide, among other…

202105.19
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Texas Exempts Forgiven PPP Loans and Other COVID-19 Related Grants From Franchise Tax

Texas Exempts Forgiven PPP Loans and Other COVID-19 Related Grants From Franchise Tax Businesses will not have to pay Texas franchise tax on forgiven PPP loan amounts and other COVID-19 related grant proceeds. They may exclude qualifying loan and grant proceeds from total revenue on franchise tax reports originally due on or after January 1,…

202104.14
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Natural Gas and Electricity – Residential Use

TEXAS: There are three categories of electricity-generating energy: fossil fuels, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy. Fossil fuels, also known as hydrocarbons, include coal, petroleum and natural gas. In 2019, the use of natural gas made up approximately 38 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., according to an article in the U.S. Energy…

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Data Processing Services Are Taxable

Data processing is a service performed with a computer using the customer’s data. Entering, storing, manipulating, or retrieving a customer’s data is taxable. But merely using the computer as a tool to help perform a professional service is not taxable. Taxable Services We’ve prepared a partial list of taxable data processing services. This will give…

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…