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Texas Sales Tax Rate Changes, April 2013

  • Mar 19, 2013 | Gail Cole

 San Antonio, Texas, Will Have a New Tax Rate in April.

UPDATE 5.8.2014 Several Texas sales tax rates changed on April 1, 2014.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced a number of local sales and use tax rate changes, which will take effect April 1, 2013.

Ivanhoe, in Tyler County, has a new city sales and use tax of 1.25%. The new combined state and local tax rate is 8%.

The following cities have imposed additional city sales and use taxes:

City/CountyLocal CodeLocal RateCombined RatePurpose
Baird, Callahan County20300222%8.25%IDC
Freer, Duval County20660101.75%8.25%SMR
Lyford, Willacy County22450232%8.25%IDC
San Antonio, in Bexar County20150121.25%8.25%MDC
  • IDC: Economic and Industrial Development
  • SMR: Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair
  • MDC: Municipal Development Corporation

The special purpose district, Bridgeland Management District, has imposed a local sales and use tax of 1.0%. Bridgeland Management District is within the Houston MTA and is subject to that transit sales and use tax. Houston city sales and use taxes do not apply.

The following cities have abolished the Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair city sales and use tax. The new rates are listed below:

City/CountyLocal CodeLocal RateCombined State and Local Rate
Krum, Denton County20611401.5%7.75%
Nevada, Collin County20432501.5%7.75%
Yorktown, DeWitt County20620141.25%7.5%

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.