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Texas Franchise Tax Report Forms for 2017

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2017 Texas Franchise Tax Report Information and Instructions (PDF)

No Tax Due

The law requires all No Tax Due Reports originally due after Jan. 1, 2016 to be filed electronically.

For the 2017 report year, a passive entity as defined in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0003; an entity that has total annualized revenue less than or equal to the no tax due threshold of $1,110,000; an entity that has zero Texas gross receipts; an entity that is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) meeting the qualifications specified in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0002(c)(4); or an entity that is a pre-qualified new veteran-owned business as defined in Texas Tax Code Section 171.0005 can file a No Tax Due Report.

EZ Computation

For the 2017 report year, an entity, including a combined group, can file using the EZ Computation if it has annualized total revenue of $20 million or less.

Long Form

Long Form

Any entity that does not elect to file using the EZ Computation, or that does not qualify to file a No Tax Due Report, should file the Long Form report.

Extension

An extension of time to file a franchise tax report will be tentatively granted upon receipt of a timely request on a form provided by the Comptroller. Timely means the request is received or postmarked on or before the due date of the original report.

Questionnaires for Franchise Tax Accountability


Franchise tax report forms should be mailed to the following address:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 149348
Austin, TX 78714-9348