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Boom! Celebrate the End of the Texas Fireworks Tax


 It's the end of the special fireworks tax in Texas.

In addition to the general sales tax, Texas imposes a special tax on fireworks, which may legally be purchased thrice annually in the Lone Star State: to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July, and the arrival of the New Year.

However, it has come to the attention of lawmakers that the 2% tax does not generate enough money to both cover the cost of administering the tax and raise revenue for rural fire departments. As a result, the fireworks tax is being repealed effective September 1, 2015 (see the bill analysis for Senate Bill 761). Please note that state and local sales and use taxes will remain in effect.

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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.