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.

News and Announcements

Tax Policy News

The October 2018 issue of Tax Policy News is now available. You can also read previous issues of our online newsletter on this website.

Wayfair: Texas Tax Responsibilities and Resources for Sellers

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair has tax implications for Texas-based businesses selling items or services into other states, as well as for remote sellers who sell items or services for delivery in Texas. You can learn more about tax requirements on our new webpage, Texas Tax Responsibilities and Resources for Sellers After Wayfair.

Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Severe Flooding

On Oct. 30, 2018, Governor Abbott expanded the State Disaster Declaration to cover a total of 111 Texas counties due to severe weather and flooding that began on Sept. 10, 2018, that has caused or may cause widespread and severe property damage. The Comptroller’s office is allowing limited temporary extensions of time to file taxes for businesses in these counties.

Request an Extension

To request an extension, call 800-252-5555 or email ExtensionRequests@cpa.texas.gov. You must provide the following information with your request:

  • taxpayer name
  • taxpayer number
  • name of the person making the request
  • email or phone contact information of the person making request
  • tax type(s) for which an extension is requested
  • affected filing periods