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 September 2018 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 Flooding

On June 21, 2018, Governor Abbott issued a disaster declaration for these counties affected by severe flooding: Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy. 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 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

State Tax Automated Research System (STAR)

A new version of STAR was introduced Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The new version is cloud-based and has slight changes to the Advanced Search feature. To ensure the best result with NEW STAR, be sure to upgrade your internet browser to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.