Texas sales tax rate changes, July 2017
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Jul 24, 2017 | Gail Cole
Numerous changes affecting sales and use tax took effect in Texas July 1, 2017.
Corral City (Denton County), which has a combined sales and use tax rate of 8%, changed its name to Draper. The name change extends to the (now) Draper Municipal Development District.
Grulla (Starr County), which has a combined sales and use tax rate of 7.25%, changed its name to La Grulla.
Hamlin abolished its additional city sales and use tax for economic and industrial development. A combined state and local rate of 8% is now in effect for the following:
- Hamlin, Fisher County
- Hamlin, Jones County
Special purpose districts
As of July 1, Hill County Emergency Services District No. 2, excluding the cities of Hillsboro and Whitney, adopted a 0.5% sales and use tax in the following incorporated city limits:
- Mount Calm
A 1% local sales tax was adopted as of July 1 in Hill County Emergency Services District No. 2-A, which is the unincorporated area of Hill County. The 1% tax does not apply to any incorporated area in the county.
Other changes affecting special purpose districts:
- Hamlin Municipal Development District (in both Fisher County and Jones County) imposed a 0.25% local sales and use tax. The boundaries of the Hamlin Municipal Development District are the same as Hamlin city boundaries.
- Travis County Emergency Services District No. 14, with a local rate of 1%, withdrew from the Austin Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Additional information is available from the Texas Comptroller.
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