transparency Open Data Tools and Information
There are a number of database tools covering a wide variety of subject matters that are available to taxpayers through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Browse the listings below for tools that can help you research taxable entities and tax policy, access purchasing information, view Texas demographic information, recover unclaimed property, review local election information and more.
Data-driven maps demonstrate how the state of Texas and its regions compare to other states on issues such as taxes, purchasing power and education.
This resource provides our best accounting of upcoming bond elections and allows users to explore local bond election results by date, county, entity, dollar amount, purpose, proposition number and approved or denied status, making it easy to review bond elections in specific regions or across the entire state.
The CMBL is a master database used by state of Texas purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the state of Texas. Manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies and services to the state must register for the CMBL to receive bidding opportunities. Use this database to search for CMBL vendors.
The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state's procurement process to minority and woman-owned businesses. Search the state database for businesses certified as Texas HUBs.
Use the Certificate of Account Status search to determine whether a taxable entity doing business in Texas is in good standing with its franchise tax reports and payments. A Certificate of Account Status may be required in order to conduct real estate or financial transactions. You will be able to print a certificate from this site.
An appraised value limitation is an agreement in which a taxpayer agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for a 10-year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations tax purposes. The Comptroller’s office posts a list of active agreements, inactive agreements and tax credits paid, as well as agreement documents and Ch. 313 value-limitation applications.
Local governments are required by law to report all local development agreements authorized by Local Government Code Chapters 380 and 381. These chapters allow cities and counties to offer incentives designed to promote economic development. These agreements can include local governments offering loans and grants of city funds or services at little or no cost to promote local economic development and stimulate business and commercial activity. The agreements posted in the database are reported by the cities and counties that executed the agreements.
State law requires all entities possessing eminent domain authority to report information about their authority to the Comptroller's office. As required by Government Code, Chapter 2206, Subchapter D, the Comptroller's office has posted an online database containing that eminent domain information. This database is perpetually updated and provides the latest information reported by required entities.
The Crude Oil and Natural Gas Web Inquiry system displays public information about drilling permit numbers, lease names and numbers, approved legislative exemptions, taxpayer names, numbers and addresses, and other useful links. Additionally, taxpayers may utilize this system to access their own account and to see detailed data, report totals, report errors, data changes, outstanding liability and credit balances, payments received, money transferred and credit interest earned, and refunds issued.
First-time users can contact the Comptroller's office for registration assistance at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-4455. We may ask you to submit information via email for identification verification prior to registration.
Using data obtained from the Bond Review Board, this tool compiles debt data reported by state agencies and local governments.
Find out if an entity currently holds an active direct payment permit for paying Texas sales and use taxes.
Search for state and local government bids and award notices for commodities over $25,000 and services over $100,000 posted by state agencies and local government CO-OP members.
This online license query provides internal and external customers the capability to search for a specific taxpayer to determine whether he or she is licensed to conduct motor fuel tax activity. The license search details the taxpayer's name, mailing address, license number, fuel type, license type, license status, and license beginning and ending date.
Macroeconomic economic data are visualized to convey the overall current or future health of the state’s economy.
This tool provides self-reported debt information for each political subdivision complying with Local Government Code Section 140.008, available by searching a political subdivision's name, entity type, city and/or zip code.
Find out if a maquiladora enterprise currently holds an active maquiladora export permit.
Revenue Watch promotes better understanding of the state’s finances by presenting revenue on a cash basis by month of collection in two ways: All Funds (Excluding Trusts) and General Revenue-Related Funds.
This tool includes details on state and local pension plans in Texas, as reported to the Pension Review Board and submitted by each plan in response to a public information request from the Comptroller’s office.
Access an online collection of more than 25,000 documents covering Texas tax policy.
Taxpayers may search by taxpayer number, employer identification number, legal name, business name, city and zip code to verify the status (active or inactive) of a sales and use tax permit. This search allows vendors to determine permit status of purchasers before accepting a resale certificate. Search results are limited to a maximum of 200 taxpayers. The search is not designed to provide global lists of permit holders within certain ZIP codes or cities.
The Comptroller’s sales tax rate locator allows Texas businesses and consumers to see which taxing entities levy sales tax and at what rate, by entering their address.
For your payments issued, the Search State Payments Issued application provides detailed payment information. For detailed instructions, see How to Search Payments Online. Users must be registered to use eSystems.
Pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 118.131, the Comptroller’s office has compiled a list of the latest fees, as reported by county officials.
State sales and use tax, by industry and area of the state (represented by metropolitan statistical area), are available using this tool.
Sales tax allocation comparison summary reports present data on monthly local sales and use tax payments to local jurisdictions. Mixed beverage tax allocation comparison summary reports present data on mixed beverage tax allocation payments to cities and counties where businesses remit taxes on the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Provides the state’s revenue totals and percentages by category dating back to fiscal 1978.
Contracts are listed by default by National Institute of Government Purchasing commodity codes used by the state of Texas but may be sorted by contract description, contract type or expiration date. View the details page for each state of Texas term contract to access related contract terms and conditions, longer item descriptions, pricing and awarded contractor details.
Identify and obtain online verification of an organization's exemption from Texas franchise tax, sales and use tax or hotel occupancy taxes.
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. Check the Texas Unclaimed Property database to find out if you're one of them.
Local entities that have achieved excellence in the indicated areas of transparency. Use this tool to search by entity name and learn more about awardees' efforts to increase fiscal accountability at the local level.