Direct Pay Taxpayer Search

Search our records to find out if an entity currently holds an active direct payment permit for paying Texas sales and use taxes.

While this search can help verify an entity’s permit status, it does not:

  • eliminate the requirement that sellers must accept a properly completed direct payment exemption certificate (see Rule 3.288);
  • require sellers to confirm an entity’s direct payment permit status in order to accept a direct payment exemption certificate.

Searches can be performed by Texas taxpayer identification number or by entity name.

Taxpayer Number Search

Enter the entity’s 11-digit Texas taxpayer identification number without any dashes or spaces. For example, enter 1-23-4567890-1 as 12345678901.

Taxpayer Entity Name Search

The database is updated nightly to provide the most current and accurate information. If you are unable to find a listing for an entity that you believe holds a valid direct payment permit, you may contact us at Tax Help or call us at 1-800-252-5555.