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Texas Sales Tax Rate Changes, April 2016


 The capitol building, Austin, Texas.

Last updated 12.15.2016: Lincoln Park, in Denton County,  abolished its city sales and use tax as of April 1, 2016. Only the 6.25% state sales and use tax applies.

Numerous local sales tax rate changes are set to take effect in Texas on April 1, 2016.

Removing taxes

Streetman is abolishing the city sales and use tax for economic and industrial development. The new tax rate for the portion of Streetman in Freestone County is 7.5%. The portion of Streetman in Navarro County is 8%. Streetman contains a Crime Control and Prevention District.

Increasing taxes

The cities listed below are either imposing a new local tax or increasing the existing tax:

  • The city economic and industrial development tax in Cleburn, Johnson County, is 2%. The new total tax rate is 8.25%.
  • The city economic and industrial development tax in Lone Oak is 1.5%. The new total tax rate is 8.25%.
  • The municipal street maintenance and repair tax in Helotes, Bexar County is 1.75%. The new total rate is 8%.
  • The local rate in Newcastle, Young County, is 1.5%. The new total rate is 8.25%.

Special purpose district sales and use taxes

The following special purpose districts (SPD) are imposing new local sales and use taxes (listed):

  • Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 1: 1%
  • Blanco County Emergency Services District No. 2: 1%
  • Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9: 2%
  • Copper Canyon Crime Control and Prevention District: 1%
  • Generation Park Management District: 2%
  • Hardin County Emergency Services District No. 6: 2%
  • Harris County Emergency Services District No. 47: 1%
  • Medina County Emergency Services District No. 1: 1.5%
  • Medina County Emergency Services District No. 6: 1.5%
  • Palo Pinto County Emergency Services District No. 2: 1.5%
  • Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 5: 1%

Additional information, including local codes and descriptions of SPD boundaries, is available on the Texas Comptroller website.

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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.