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Texas Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014


 Tatum, Texas.

Numerous local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Texas on October 1, 2014.

Taxes be gone

Aubrey (Denton County) will abolish the additional economic and industrial development sales and use tax. The local rate will be 1.5% and the total rate 8.25%. The local rate in the Aubrey Municipal Development District will be 0.5%.

Tatum (Panola County), Tatum (Rusk County) and Trinidad (Henderson County) will abolish the additional municipal street maintenance and repair city sales tax. The local rate in all three cities will be 1.5% and the total rate will be 7.75%.

Welcome new taxes

The following cities will impose new sales and use taxes, effective October 1:

  • Annetta: new 1.25% SMR tax for a total rate of 8.25%. The local rate in Parker County is .5% and the rate in the Annetta Crime Control and Prevention District is .25%.
  • Fayetteville: new 1.5% IDC tax for a total rate of 8.25%. The local rate in Fayette County is .5%.
  • Lakeport: new 1.5% IDC tax for a total rate of 8.25%. The local rate for Gregg County is .5%.
  • Rogers: new 1.25% SMR tax for a total rate of 8.25%. The local rate for Bell County is .5% and the rate for the Rogers Municipal Development District is .25%.
  • Shavano Park (Bexar County): new 1.25% SMR tax for a total rate of 8.25%. The local rate for the San Antonio MTA is .5% and the rate for the Shavano Park Crime Control and Prevention District is .25%.
  • Terrell Hills (Bexar County): new 1.25% SMR tax for a total rate of 8%. The local rate for the San Antonio MTA is .5%.

SMR: Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair.

IDC: Economic and Industrial Development.

Special Purpose Districts

Changes are also afoot in many Texas Special Purpose Districts. New local sales and use taxes will be imposed in the following cities, listed with the new rates:

  • Annetta Crime Control and Prevention District, 0.25%.
  • Aubrey Municipal Development District, 0.5%.
  • East Montgomery County Improvement District Economic Development Zone No. 3, 0.5%.
  • Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48, 1%.
  • Lucas Fire Control, Prevention and Emergency Medical Services, 0.5%.
  • Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 10, 1%.
  • Port O’Connor Improvement District, 1.5%.
  • Rogers Municipal Development District, 0.25%.
  • Tuscola Crime Control and Prevention District, 0.5%.
  • Tuscola Municipal Development District, 0.25%.

To make sales tax a little more complicated for the folks of Travis County, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 will increase a portion of the district’s sales and use tax, making two tax rates within one district:

  • Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 will have a local rate of 0.5%.
  • Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2-A will have a local rate of 1%.

Finally, going against the grain, the Iowa Colony Crime Control and Prevention District will abolish local sales tax.

Additional information, including local codes and special purpose district boundaries, is available at the Window on State Government. Warning: those boundaries can be tricky to negotiate.

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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.