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.
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.
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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,
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.Continue to Login
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.