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Overview of Texas Taxes

The Texas Comptroller's office serves the state by collecting more than 60 separate taxes, fees and assessments, including local sales taxes collected on behalf of more than 1,400 cities, counties and other local governments around the state.

Sales Tax Refund for Providers of Cable Television, Internet Access or Telecommunications Services
HB 1133 (83rd Legislature, Regular Session 2013)

Visit our online resource for the new law that allows providers of cable television, internet access or telecommunications services to claim a refund of the 6.25 percent Texas state sales and use tax paid on qualifying purchases, effective Sept. 1, 2013. The new Web page provides information about qualifying purchases, who can apply for the refund, the refund process and links to the legislation, relevant rules and other resources.

Changes to Mixed Beverage Taxes
House Bill 3572 (83rd Legislature, Regular Session)

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the new law lowers the mixed beverage gross receipts tax rate to 6.7 percent and adds a new 8.25 percent mixed beverage sales tax. Visit our updated Mixed Beverage Gross Receipts Web page and our new Mixed Beverage Sales Tax Web page for more information, including the legislation, forms, receipt examples and other resources.

Qualified Research
HB 800 (83rd Legislature, Regular Session 2013)

Visit our online resources for information about the new sales tax exemption for qualified research or new franchise tax credit for qualified research expenses. Each page provides an overview with information about claiming the sales tax exemption or franchise tax credit and links to the legislation.

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