Tax Training Resources

The Comptroller’s office announces new live and on-demand training sessions about current popular tax topics. We invite taxpayers and practitioners to participate in quarterly webinars and podcasts that provide in-depth information on tax topics that affect your business today.

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Continuing education credit is not available for the seminars, webinars or podcasts at this time.


The Texas Comptroller’s office offers sales and use tax seminars across the state throughout the year. New taxpayers are especially encouraged to attend these overviews of tax responsibilities for buyers, sellers and service providers. For locations, dates and times, visit the Taxpayer Seminars webpage.


Do you need help understanding tax responsibilities and would like to learn from the convenience of your home or office? The Comptroller Taxpayer Webinars provide guidance on various common tax questions in a virtual environment. We will add new webinars throughout the year so check back for additional opportunities.

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New Webinars

Mixed Transactions
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

The Mixed Transactions webinar is now full. A recording of the webinar will be available in the Webinar Archive below after Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

This one hour webinar highlights the tax responsibilities for contractors and subcontractors when handling real property improvements and transactions of both taxable and nontaxable services.

Webinar Archive

Webinar archive coming soon.


Download all of our podcasts to learn more about our office, popular tax topics and other helpful information on the go. Each podcast runs between 10 and 15 minutes to fit within your busy schedule. We will add new podcasts throughout the year so check back often for new information.


Spotlight Podcast: Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday (9 min.) (MP3)
This podcast highlights the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday happening April 28-30.

For more information, visit the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday webpage.

Podcast Archive

Part 1: Filing Methods (10 min.) (MP3)
This podcast highlights sales and use tax return requirements, due dates and filing options.

Part 2: Components of Sales Tax Returns (7 min.) (MP3)
This podcast highlights the components of the sales tax return specifically covering line items total sales, taxable sales and taxable purchases.

Part 3: Frequently Asked Questions (15 min.) (MP3)
This podcast highlights frequently asked questions about filing requirements and paying sales tax. In addition, guest speakers from our Taxpayer Services department and our Austin field office provide tips on filing and paying your sales tax returns.

Part 4: Do I Need a Sales Tax Permit? (6 min.) (MP3)
This podcast highlights taxable items and services, applying for a sales tax permit and closing one or more locations.


The Texas Comptroller’s office offers video tutorials on filing and paying sales tax though Webfile. To view these videos visit the Video Tutorials webpage.