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Texas Local Sales and Use Tax Lawyer

By February 11, 2015April 28th, 2022News and Articles

Texas Local Sales and Use Tax Lawyer

The Texas state sales and use tax rate is 6.25%, but local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special purpose districts, and transit authorities) may also impose sales and use tax up to 2% for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25%

Unlike a car, Texas sales tax is based on where you purchase. For example, if you live in Dallas, then, purchase a printer in Houston, you will pay the sales tax rate in Houston. Inversely, if you are a store owner in Houston and you are selling to a customer from Dallas, you will charge them the local sales tax rate where your business is located.

There are 2 options for contesting your audit before it has been finalized. The first option is called a Reconciliation Conference. This resolution process is judged by the audit manager or supervisor.

The second option is called an Independent Audit Review Conference (IARC). An IARC allows businesses to address their disputes with an ‘unbiased’ third party called the Independent Audit Reviewer (IAR). Although the IAR does not work directly for a Comptroller office that conducts audits, they still work for the Comptroller.

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