The Comptroller’s office recognizes that many taxpayers face serious hardships because of steps Texans have taken, on their own or at the instruction of state or local governments, to lessen the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help taxpayers avoid default on existing payment plan agreements, the Comptroller’s office will consider, on a case-by-case basis, postponement on the deadlines to remit payments to the Comptroller’s office.
Postponement will only apply to existing payment plan agreements for periods prior to the February 2020 tax report. The potential postponements will not extend or delay a taxpayer’s due dates for remitting or reporting tax collected on behalf of state and local governments. It will also not apply to resolution agreements that specify a deadline to make a single lump sum payment of the entire liability.
The total amount due under the payment plan agreement will not be reduced. After the expiration of the postponement period, all payment deadlines will resume on the next periodic payment deadline as provided in the payment plan agreement. Postponed payments will be added to the end of the term of the agreement.
To learn more about payment postponement and to determine if you qualify, or to learn more about relief for remittance of tax after the February 2020 report, please contact the Comptroller’s Enforcement Division at 800-252-8880.
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