Texas Extends Hotel Tax Relief

Texas– Suspensions for state and local hotel occupancy taxes for Hurricane Harvey victims and relief workers have now been extended through October 23, 2017.  Previously, the suspension issued by Governor Abbot was applied from September 7 through September 22, 2017. To qualify, victims and relief workers must: Complete Form 12-302, Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption…


Texas Extended Re-determination and Refund Hearing Filing Deadline

Texas– Effective September 1, 2017, Senate Bill 1095 amends Texas Tax Code Sections 111.009 and 111.105.  The amendment will allow the filing deadline for a petition for redetermination of taxes from the Comptroller of Public Accounts from “30 days after the date that the service of notice of redetermination is completed” to “before the expiration…


Texas Oil and Gas Effect on Revenue

Texas – Sales tax revenues from November 2016 of this year are down 1.1% compared to last year. Comptroller Glen Hegar attributes the majority of this to overestimating the oil and gas taxes would generate. “Sales tax revenue declined again due to reduced spending in oil and gas-related sectors,” Hegar said. “Remittances from other sectors,…


Changes to Comptroller’s Website and Email Addresses

TEXAS – The agency’s website address is now http://comptroller.texas.gov/. Employee email address will now be Jane.Doe@cpa.texas.gov. The previous Window on the State government website and email address format, Jane.Doe@cpa.state.tx.us, will work for about another year and will then redirect to the new format.  Update your bookmarks or links to the State’s website. For sales/use tax…