Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Texas Franchise Tax

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The Texas franchise tax is a privilege tax imposed on each taxable entity chartered/organized in Texas or doing business in Texas.

2016 Reporting: How Will You File?

1. Not sure which reports to file?

See "Which Forms Should I File?"

2. Want to submit reports electronically?

Compare reporting options below and check out the new electronic submission option available through the Approved bracket1 Providers.

Submission Option Approved Electronic Submission Software Providers Franchise Tax Webfile Approved Forms Software Providers Texas Franchise Tax PDF Forms
Cost Fee-Based Free Fee-Based Free
Filing Method Electronic
electronic submission
electronic submission
Print & Mail Print & Mail
Payment Options* Electronic
electronic submission
electronic submission
Mail with Report Mail with Report
Get Started! Approved Providers Franchise Tax WebFile Approved Providers Tax Forms

*Payment Options: Depending on amounts due, some payments must be made electronically. See Electronic Reporting and Payment Requirements.

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