Texas Tax Filing

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How to File Your Taxes in Texas

Texas does make filing state income tax easy... by not charging one. Retired Military Pay is also tax-free income in Texas. But if you own a business or do business in Texas, you may be subject to business and employment taxes as well as local taxes.

Federal income tax returns must be filed by April 15th.

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Taxes in Texas

When Texas wrote their state constitution, they knew, even then that Texans wouldn’t need a state income tax to become “the great State of Texas”. How do they keep that title though? For one, they don’t spend a lot. Texas ranks 50th in the nation in per capita spending.

Texas may not charge you income taxes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t pay them. Texas is known for having one of the highest property tax rates and sales taxes in the nation. Texas also makes a good portion of revenue from oil drilling that keep the state coffers nice and full. Although Texas doesn’t charge personal income taxes, you may have to pay taxes if you own a business.

Texas Franchise Tax

Partnerships (limited and limited liability as well as general), joint ventures, corporations, LLCs, professional associations, business trusts, business associations and other legal entities are subject to the Texas franchise tax.

Businesses that are not required to pay the franchise tax include sole proprietorships, (unless it is an LLC filing as a sole proprietor on the federal income tax return), general partnerships owned directly and solely by natural persons (unless it is a limited liability partnership), entities that are exempt in accordance with Subchapter B of Chapter 171 and passive entities.

To find out more about the Texas franchise tax, go to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accountant website.