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.

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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.

Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Severe Flooding

On Oct. 19, 2018, Governor Abbott announced that additional Texas counties will be added to the State Disaster Declaration.

Counties included in the updated disaster declaration are: Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Cameron, Coleman, Colorado, Comanche, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Fayette, Gillespie, Hamilton, Haskell, Hidalgo, Hood, Jim Wells, Jones, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, La Salle, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Mason, McMullen, Mills, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Real, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Travis, Uvalde, Walker, Willacy, Williamson and Zavala.

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
  • affected filing periods