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Comptroller’s Databases

There are a number of database tools covering a wide variety of subject matter that are available to taxpayers through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Browse the listings below for tools that can help you research taxable entities and tax policy, access purchasing information, view Texas demographic information, recover unclaimed property, find a job and more.

Centralized Master Bidders List

The Centralized Master Bidders List is a master database used by State of Texas purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas. Manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies and services to the state, must register for the CMBL to receive bidding opportunities. Use this database to search for CMBL vendors.

Certificates of Account Status

Use the Certificate of Account Status search to determine whether a taxable entity doing business in Texas is in good standing with its franchise tax reports and payments. A Certificate of Account Status may be required in order to conduct real estate or financial transactions. You will be able to print a certificate from this site.

Comptroller Career Center

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) is the state's financial hub. The agency serves as our state's chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer. Search for current job opportunities at CPA.

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Inquiry System

The Crude Oil and Natural Gas Web Inquiry system displays public information about drilling permit numbers, lease names and numbers, approved legislative exemptions, taxpayer names, numbers and addresses and other useful links. Additionally, the taxpayer may utilize this system to access their own account to see their detailed data, report totals, report errors, data changes, outstanding liability and credit balances, payments received, money transferred and credit interest earned and refunds issued.

Direct Pay Taxpayer Search

Find out if an entity currently holds an active direct payment permit for paying Texas sales and use taxes.

Electronic State Business Daily

Search for state and local government bids and award notices for commodities over $25,000 and services over $100,000 posted by state agencies and local government CO-OP members.

Fuels License Search

This online license query provides internal and external customers the capability to search for a specific taxpayer to determine whether he or she is licensed to conduct motor fuel tax activity. The license search details the taxpayer's name, mailing address, license number, fuel type, license type, license status and license beginning and ending date.

Historically Underutilized Businesses Directory

The statewide Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state's procurement process to minority and woman-owned businesses. Search the state database for businesses certified as Texas HUBs.

Maquiladora Search

Find out if a maquiladora enterprise currently holds an active maquiladora export permit.

State Tax Automated Research (STAR) System

Access an online collection of more than 25,000 documents covering Texas tax policy.

Sales Taxpayer Search

Taxpayers may search by taxpayer number, employer identification number (EIN), legal name, business name, city and zip code to verify the status (active or inactive) of a sales and use tax permit. This search allows vendors to determine permit status of purchasers before accepting a resale certificate. Search results are limited to a maximum of 200 taxpayers. The search is not designed to provide global lists of permit-holders within certain ZIP codes or cities.

Sales Tax Rate Locator

The Comptroller’s sales tax rate locator allows Texas businesses and consumers to see which taxing entities levy sales tax and at what rate, by entering their address.

Search State Payments Issued

For your payments issued, the Search State Payments Issued application provides detailed payment information. For detailed instructions, see How to Search Payments Online.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Master Index of All Term Contracts

Contracts are listed by default by National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) commodity codes [link to http://comptroller.texas.gov/procurement/tools/comm-book/] used by the state of Texas but may be sorted by contract description, contract type or expiration date. View the details page for each state of Texas term contract to access related contract terms and conditions, longer item descriptions, pricing and awarded contractor details.

Texas Tax-exempt Entity Search

Identify and obtain online verification of an organization's exemption from Texas franchise tax, sales and use tax or hotel occupancy taxes.

Texas Unclaimed Property Database

One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. Check the Texas Unclaimed Property database to find out if you're one of them.