Texas sales tax rate changes, October 2017
- Sep 19, 2017 | Gail Cole
Multiple local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Texas on October 1, 2017.
Cities abolishing local taxes
Local sales and use taxes raise revenue for specific purposes, from economic and industrial development to street maintenance and repair. When the necessary funds have been raised, these taxes are often abolished.
The following cities are abolishing local sales and use taxes, decreasing the combined state and local tax to the rates listed below:
- Campbell (Hunt County), 7.75%
- Grandfalls (Ward County), 7.25%
- Estelline (Hall County), 7.25%
- Mart (Limestone County), 7.25%
- Mart (McLennan County), 7.75%
- Newark (Tarrant County), 7.75%
- Newark (Wise County), 8.25%
Other city sales tax changes
Sales and use tax rates are also changing in the following cities (listed with new combined rates):
- Alamo Heights (Bexar County), 8.25%
- East Bernard (Wharton County), 8.25%
- Garrett (Ellis County), 8.25%
- Lavon (Collin County), 8.25%
- McLean (Gray County), 8.25%
- McLendon Chisholm (Rockwall County), 8.25%
- Midland (Midland County), 8%
- Odem (San Patricio County), 8.25%
- Palm Valley (Cameron County), 8.25%
- Pleak (Fort Bend County), 8.25%
- Rocksprings (Edwards County), 8%
- Ropesville (Hockley County), 8.25%
- Saint Paul (Collin County), 8.25%
- Scurry (Kaufman County), 8.25%
- Stockdale (Wilson County), 8.25%
- Sunray (Moore County), 8.25%
- Trent (Taylor County), 8.25%
- Venus (Ellis County), 8.25%
- Venus (Johnson County), 8.25%
- Volente (Travis County), 8.25%
County sales tax rate changes
Armstrong County is increasing the local sales and use tax to 0.5%. The city of Claude, in Armstrong County, currently collects a 1.5% city sales tax. Effective Oct. 1, the combined rate for Claude will be 8.25% as a result of the county rate increase.
Special purpose district sales tax rate changes
Local rates in many special purpose districts will also change effective Oct. 1. Information about rates and geographic boundaries for special purpose districts is available from the Texas Comptroller.
Individuals and businesses adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey may be eligible for tax relief. Learn more.