Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Information and Definitions

MSA Composition

Abilene MSA
Callahan, Jones, Taylor,
Amarillo MSA
Armstrong, Carson, Potter, Randall,
Austin-Round Rock MSA
Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA
Hardin, Jefferson, Orange
Brownsville-Harlingen MSA
College Station-Bryan MSA
Brazos, Burleson, Robertson
Corpus Christi MSA
Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA
Dallas-Plano-Irving MD: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall
Fort Worth-Arlington MD: Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, Wise
El Paso MSA
El Paso
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA
Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA
Bell, Coryell, Lampasas
Laredo MSA
Longview MSA
Gregg, Rusk, Upshur
Lubbock MSA
Crosby, Lubbock
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA
Midland MSA
Odessa MSA
San Angelo MSA
Irion, Tom Green
San Antonio MSA
Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson
Sherman-Denison MSA
Texarkana MSA
Tyler MSA
Victoria MSA
Calhoun, Goliad, Victoria
Waco MSA
Wichita Falls MSA
Archer, Clay, Wichita


Amount Subject to State Sales and Use Tax
The amount subject to the state sales and use tax. This amount is calculated by taking taxable sales and adding use tax purchases.
Gross Sales
The total amount of all sales, leases and rentals of tangible personal property and all labor and service charges made during the reporting period.
Metropolitan Division (MD)
If specified criteria are met, a metropolitan statistical area containing a single core with a population of 2.5 million or more may be subdivided to form smaller groupings of counties referred to as "metropolitan divisions."
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
Free-standing metropolitan areas composed of one or more counties.
Reporting Outlets
The number of individual business locations with a sales and use tax permit who filed a return.
Taxable Sales
This number is not on the report, but an explanation is needed in order to understand amount subject to state sales and use tax. This is the total amount of sales, leases and rentals of taxable personal property and taxable labor and service charges made during the reporting period.
Use Tax Purchases
The cost of all taxable items removed from inventory for personal or business use and all purchases on which no Texas sales tax was paid or use tax accrued.
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In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.