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Texas sales tax rate changes, January 2018


 Don't mess with Texas sales tax.

A handful of local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Texas on Jan. 1, 2018.

The city of Rice is imposing a 1.5% sales and use tax to raise revenue for economic and industrial development. The combined rate for Rice will be 8.25%.

The town of Big Sandy is abolishing the additional sales and use tax for economic and industrial development, for a new combined rate of 8.25%.

In addition, the Big Sandy Municipal Development District is imposing a 0.25% special purpose district local sales and use tax.

Learn more about these changes from the Texas Comptroller, or find Texas sales tax rates here.

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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.