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

Service Impact

Wolters Kluwer, the maker of CCH tax reporting software, suffered an outage of services used by taxpayers to file the Texas Franchise tax report. We will automatically waive penalties for taxpayers affected by the outage who file and pay by May 22. This is a penalty waiver only and not an extension of the due date. For a valid extension, taxpayers must file an extension request and make the associated payment by May 15. Without a valid extension, the statute of limitation will be based on the May 15 due date.

Tax-Free Weekend: May 25-27, 2019

You can buy certain items tax free during our annual sales and use tax holiday weekends. Take advantage of the Energy Star and Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holidays, May 25-27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Tax Policy News

The April 2019 issue of Tax Policy News is now available. You can also read previous issues of our online newsletter on this website.

Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Severe Weather

On April 17, 2019, Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration for these nine counties affected by severe weather: Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Leon, Madison, Nacogdoches, Robertson, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties. Taxpayers affected by the severe weather are eligible (by request only) for an extension of time to file and pay taxes due.

Request an Extension

Taxpayers affected by the severe weather are eligible for an extension of time to file and pay taxes due. Extensions are available upon request only, and will be granted by the Comptroller’s office in 30-day increments. If you are unable to file and pay within 30 days, you may request additional extensions (up to 90 days total).

Please provide the following information to ExtensionRequests@cpa.texas.gov to request an extension to file and pay your taxes:

  • Taxpayer Name
  • Taxpayer Number
  • Tax Type(s) for which the extension is requested
  • Affected filing period(s)
  • Name and phone number of the person making the request

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.