Search our records to find out if an entity has an active direct payment permit for paying Texas sales and use taxes.
Sellers must get a properly completed Texas Direct Payment Exemption Certification (PDF) from the direct pay permit holder. See Rule 3.288, Direct Payment Procedures and Qualifications.
Sellers are not required to confirm an entity's permit status to accept a direct payment exemption certification.
You can search by an entity’s Texas taxpayer number or name.
The database is updated nightly to provide the most current information. If you are unable to find an entity that you believe holds a valid direct payment permit, you may contact us at Tax Help or call us at 1-800-252-5555.
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