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Questionnaires for Franchise Tax Accountability

What is the Franchise Tax Accountability Questionnaire?

The Comptroller sets up a franchise tax account for your business based on information provided from the Texas Secretary of State and other sources. The Franchise Tax Accountability Questionnaire allows you to update your entity's information with us online. This includes providing a mailing address (the Secretary of State has a registered agent address only), as well as establishing the tax responsibility beginning date and determining the first report due date for non-Texas entities.

Who must file the questionnaire?

Texas corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and professional associations newly registered with the Texas Secretary of State; non-Texas corporations and limited liability companies newly registered with the Texas Secretary of State; and any other entity who has received a letter via mail from the Comptroller's office must complete the questionnaire online. The letter you receive from the Comptroller's office contains the information you need to get started.

All other entities, whether Texas or non-Texas, must complete and submit a paper questionnaire.

Complete Your Questionnaire Using our Online Secure Login Portal

Before You Begin:

  • You will need to have the Texas taxpayer ID number(s) and Webfile number(s) that begins with FQ followed by six digits printed on the letter(s) you received from the Comptroller's office.
  • To set up your user account with access to multiple taxpayers, have all of their Texas taxpayer IDs and related tax and business account details available.
  • Do not mail the confirmation copy; this is for your records only.

IMPORTANT: During the registration process, do NOT use your browser's back button or you may lose data you have entered.

Step 1: Select “First-time User? Sign up” to create an account.

Step 2: Create a profile. This will include a unique user ID, email address, your name, telephone number, password and a security question and answer.

Step 3: From the menu,

  • Select Franchise Questionnaire
  • Enter the 11-digit taxpayer number
  • Enter the Webfile number for the account

After completing these steps, you can begin the questionnaire. For help with any registration webpage you view, click the HELP link in the top right corner.

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