Texas – Fraud Detection and Risk Assessment – Not Taxable

The Comptroller’s office recently issued Private Letter Ruling 150120751. This ruling addresses fraud detection and risk assessment services that provide recommendations to customers on whether to accept a sales order. For Further Information: https://star.cpa.texas.gov/view/201611086l?terms=150120751

Texas – Texas-Amazon sales tax deal benefited both sides, data shows

“Three years on, a much-watched deal to settle a sales tax collection dispute between Texas and Amazon.com appears to have benefited both sides, according to an analysis published Sunday by The Austin American-Statesman. The agreement saw the state drop its Continue reading Texas – Texas-Amazon sales tax deal benefited both sides, data shows

Texas – Redesigned Texas Ahead Website

SALT Report 3454 – In the near future the Texas Comptroller’s office will launch a redesigned Texas Ahead website.  Texas Ahead provides information regarding Economic Resources within the state.  The updated website will have easier navigation and allow all pages Continue reading Texas – Redesigned Texas Ahead Website

Texas — Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, August 8-10

SALT Report 3393 – Texas’s annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, August 8, through Sunday, August 10, 2014.  During this period, retailers are not required to collect state and local sales or use tax on the following Continue reading Texas — Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, August 8-10

Texas— New Visualization Tools for State Revenues and Expenditures

SALT Report 3375 – Sales, gas, income, and property are all items you pay taxes on.   The revenue from these sources provide services for public schools, safe highways, healthcare, prisons and social services for low income citizens, police and fire Continue reading Texas— New Visualization Tools for State Revenues and Expenditures

Texas – ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday Information for Sellers Memorial Day Weekend: May 24 – 26, 2014

SALT Report 3368 – During Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 and 26) certain energy efficient qualifying products will be sales and use tax exempt. Qualifying products include: Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less Continue reading Texas – ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday Information for Sellers Memorial Day Weekend: May 24 – 26, 2014

Texas – Fireworks Tax And Cinco de Mayo

SALT Report 3341 – Texas reminds retailers of the 2% fireworks tax (in addition to sales and use tax) imposed during the 4th of July, New Years and Cinco de Mayo holidays.   Texas allows the sale of fireworks during specific Continue reading Texas – Fireworks Tax And Cinco de Mayo

Texas – Sales And Use Tax New Exemption Certificate For Qualified Research

SALT Report 3331 – The Texas Comptroller is distributing an email reminder regarding the new sales tax exemption for qualified research effective January 1, 2014.  SALT Report 3207.  The reminder addresses a new exemption certificate to be used instead of Continue reading Texas – Sales And Use Tax New Exemption Certificate For Qualified Research

Texas –Border States Exemption Certificate Sales Tax Assessment Upheld (HK Global v. Comptroller)

SALT Report 3322 – On March 28, 2014 The Travis County District Court rendered a decision regarding HK Global’s border states refunds.  HK Global sold items to customers charging sales tax and subsequently refunded the tax upon presentation of proof Continue reading Texas –Border States Exemption Certificate Sales Tax Assessment Upheld (HK Global v. Comptroller)