Texas – Tachus to Pass Sales Tax Savings on to Customers

While other Internet providers may continue charging their customers amounts similar to Texas sales taxes on Internet access, effective July 1, 2020, which is when Texas is prohibited from continuing to collect these taxes, Houston-based Internet provider Tachus LLC is Continue reading Texas – Tachus to Pass Sales Tax Savings on to Customers

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

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

Texas- Expected to lose ‘billions’ in sales tax revenue because of coronavirus pandemic

The full financial impact of the pandemic won’t be known until the summer, but Texas lawmakers are already bracing for the impact. State Comptroller Glenn Hegar said he expects to revise the state’s revenue estimates in July. With so many Continue reading Texas- Expected to lose ‘billions’ in sales tax revenue because of coronavirus pandemic