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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Texas Online Tax Registration Application

New Permit Applicants

Apply for Permit via eSystems »

Allow 2-3 weeks to receive your permit.

Helpful Information

Who Must Complete This Application

Complete this application if

  • you are engaged in business in Texas; and
  • you sell or lease tangible personal property in Texas; or
  • you sell taxable services in Texas.
Taxes and Fees Covered by This Permit

Use this application to register for these taxes and fees

  • Sales and Use Tax
  • 911 Surcharge and Fees
  • Sales Tax Surcharge on Diesel Equipment
Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Parents/legal guardians may apply for a permit on behalf of a minor.

You cannot use this online application if you are a sole owner, partner, officer or director and do not have a social security number. You will need to apply using form AP-201, Texas Application (PDF). Email the application to sales.applications@cpa.texas.gov or fax the application to 512-936-0010.

Required Documentation

To complete the application, you will need the following documentation:

  • Sole owner's Social Security number.
  • Partnership Social Security numbers or federal employer's identification numbers for each partner.
  • Texas corporation's file number from the Texas Secretary of State.
  • Social Security number for each officer or director of a corporation
  • North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code required for all businesses.

Open Records and Protecting Your Privacy

New and renewing sales tax permittees sometimes get calls from vendors seeking to provide goods or services, but taxpayers have reported that within a week or two of starting business, the unsolicited calls diminish.

Why does this happen? Texas law requires that the Comptroller's office provide this public information, which includes a permittee's telephone number. We receive requests each week for a list of businesses that have been issued new sales tax permits. We do not sell this information. Additionally, the law prohibits us from asking requestors what they plan to do with the information.

Of course, the Comptroller's office is committed to protecting your information; therefore, none of your confidential information is ever disclosed. For more information about the Texas Public Information Act formerly known as the Open Records Act, see our agency frequently asked questions about when our office should withhold records from the public.

FEDERAL PRIVACY ACT - Disclosure of your Social Security number is required and authorized under law, for the purpose of tax administration and identification of any individual affected by applicable law, 42 U.S.C. §405(c)(2)(C)(i); Tex. Govt. Code §§403.011 and 403.078. Release of information on this form in response to a public information request will be governed by the Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Government Code, and applicable federal law.

Under Ch. 559, Government Code, you are entitled to review, request and correct information we have on file about you, with limited exceptions, in accordance with Ch. 552, Government Code. To request information for review or to request error correction, contact us at the address or phone number listed on this form.

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