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…

202103.10
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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…

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…