The Texas state sales and use tax rate is 6.25 percent, but local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special-purpose districts and transit authorities) also may impose sales and use tax up to 2 percent for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25 percent. You will be required to collect both state and local sales and use taxes. For information about the tax rate for a specific area, see Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on our sales and use tax web page.
For information on collecting and reporting local sales and use tax, see 94-105, Local Sales and Use Tax Collection – A Guide for Sellers (PDF) For a list of local tax rates, see Texas Sales and Use Tax Rates. We also provide tax rate cards for all combined tax rates.
Sales and use taxes are collected at the same rate. See Purchases/Use Tax for additional information.
As a seller, you are responsible for collecting and remitting the correct amount to the Comptroller’s office. If you do not, you can owe any additional tax and may be assessed additional penalties and interest.
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.