Texas – In Some Places in Texas, Sales Tax Revenues Have Risen During the Pandemic

San Marcos and other cities have found a way to keep money flowing into their accounts in spite of the economic shutdown: the international shopping venue known as the internet. Online stores have remained open in this season of the Continue reading Texas – In Some Places in Texas, Sales Tax Revenues Have Risen During the Pandemic

Texas – Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Services Are Subject To Sales and Use Tax As Data Processing Services

The Tax Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) audited (Petitioner) for compliance with sales and use tax laws and made an assessment that included tax, a 10% late penalty, and accrued interest.  Petitioner contended the audit erroneously Continue reading Texas – Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Services Are Subject To Sales and Use Tax As Data Processing Services

Texas- County Merchants Reporting Sales Tax Increases

Aside from the city of Rockwall, merchants across the county continued to report strong gains in sales tax rebate revenue during April and for the fiscal year so far, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Continue reading Texas- County Merchants Reporting Sales Tax Increases

Texas – Sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade

Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% less than the roughly $3 billion the state collected in the same Continue reading Texas – Sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade

Texas- Outbreak Leads Texas to Hold off on Revamping Internet Sales Tax Policies

Round Rock and a relatively small number of other cities across Texas that fear losing millions of dollars annually because of a proposed policy change on how the state collects sales taxes on internet purchases have won a temporary reprieve — Continue reading Texas- Outbreak Leads Texas to Hold off on Revamping Internet Sales Tax Policies

Texas- Sales Tax Revenues Fall by 9.3% in April 2020

For the past several weeks, the comptroller has been referring to the state of the economy as a recession. The latest sales tax figures give the first glimpse of how much the economic downturn will hurt the state budget. Texas Continue reading Texas- Sales Tax Revenues Fall by 9.3% in April 2020

Texas – Summer Should Show COVID-19 Sales Tax Hit April 27, 2020

Texarkana -Determining the full financial effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on county governments’ retail sales tax cash flow could remain a guessing game perhaps as far as into the summer. For both Miller and Bowie counties, retail sales tax is one Continue reading Texas – Summer Should Show COVID-19 Sales Tax Hit April 27, 2020

Multistate – Trump Recognizes South Dakota Sales Tax System “…think of that.”

On Wednesday, April 30, 2020 President Trump delivered an address covering multiple topics including individual state reactions to bail out needs.. After recognizing California, New York, Illinois, Florida and Texas President Trump concluded with the following comments about South Dakota Continue reading Multistate – Trump Recognizes South Dakota Sales Tax System “…think of that.”

Texas- Sales, use tax allocations not yet impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

On April 8, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $701.8 million in local sales tax allocations for April. That’s .05% less than April 2019. These allocations are made in Continue reading Texas- Sales, use tax allocations not yet impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Texas- Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to take place April 25-27, 2020

A sales tax holiday for emergency supplies that takes place every year in Texas is still on for the weekend of April 25 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced April 14. The holiday allows Texans to Continue reading Texas- Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to take place April 25-27, 2020