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Changes to Franchise Tax Nexus
The Comptroller's office has amended Rule 3.586, Margin: Nexus, for franchise tax reports due on or after Jan. 1, 2020. A foreign taxable entity with no physical presence in Texas now has nexus if, during any federal accounting period ending in 2019 or later, it has gross receipts from business done in Texas of $500,000 or more.
Additionally, a foreign taxable entity with a Texas use tax permit is presumed to have nexus and is subject to Texas franchise tax.