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Texas sales tax rate changes, October 2016


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There are approximately 1,500 different sales tax jurisdictions in Texas, including special purpose jurisdictions. It should therefore come as no surprise that dozens of rate changes are scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2016.

Abolished taxes

Additional city sales and use tax for economic and industrial development is abolished in the following (listed with new combined rate):

  • Brownwood (Brown County): 8.25%
  • Early (Brown County): 8.25%

Additional city sales and use tax for municipal street maintenance and repair is abolished in the following (listed with new combined rate):

  • Buffalo Gap (Taylor County): 8%
  • Crystal City (Zavela County): 8%
  • Sanctuary (Parker County): 7.75%
  • Skellytown (Carson County): 7.25%

New taxes                    

The following city (listed with new combined rate) is adopting a new city sales and use tax:

  • Dish (Denton County): 8.25%

These special purpose districts are imposing the following new local taxes:

  • Bexar County Emergency Services District No. 7: 1.5%
  • Brownwood Municipal Development District: 0.5%
  • Early Municipal Development District: 0.5%
  • Harris County Emergency Services District No.24: 1%
  • Hays County Emergency Services District No. 5:
    • Local code 5105585: 0.5%
    • Local code 5105594: 1.5%
  • Krum Crime Control and Prevention District: 0.25%
  • Liberty County Emergency Services District No. 7: 0.5%
  • Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 2: 2%
  • Montgomery County Emergency Services District No. 14: 1%
  • Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 3: 2%

Rate increases

The following cities (listed with new combined rate) are increasing their city sales tax:

  • Alma (Ellis County): 8.25%
  • Burton (Washington County): 8.25%
  • Cranfills Gap (Bosque County): 8.25%
  • Double Oak (Denton County): 8.25%
  • Follett (Libscomb County): 8.25%
  • Hallsville (Harrison County): 8.25%
  • Jacinto City (Harris County): 8.25%
  • Pattison (Waller County): 8.25%
  • Talty (Kaufman County): 8.25%
  • Three Rivers (Live Oak County): 8.25%
  • Vega (Oldham County): 8.25%
  • Waskom (Harrison County): 8.25%

Mix it up

The following cities (listed with new rates) are making a change to special purpose taxes:

  • Danbury (Brazoria County): 8.25%
  • Elmendorf (Bexar County): 8.25%
  • Follett (Lipscomb County): 8.25%
  • Granite Shoals (Burnet County): 8.25%
  • Krum (Denton County): 8.25%
  • Millsap (Parker County): 8%
  • Moulton (Lavaca County): 8.25%

For additional information, including local codes and some district boundaries, please see the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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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.