Texas sales tax

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Texas state sales tax rate

6.25%
Base state sales tax rate 6.25%
Local rate range* 0.125%–2%
Total rate range* 6.375%–8.25%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Texas sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Texas sales tax information

The state sales tax rate in Texas (TX) is currently 6.25%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8.25%.

At the local levels, Texas city tax rates can range from 0.25%–2%; county tax rates vary from 0.5%–1.5%; transit tax rates from 0.25%–1%; and special purpose district tax rates from 0.125%–2%. However, the combined rate of local sales and use taxes cannot exceed 2%, making the highest possible combined tax rate 8.25%.

Not all Texas cities and counties have a local code. Cities and counties without a local code do not charge a local sales and use tax. An example of the complexity of Texas state law is Spring, Texas. Spring is unincorporated but is located within a special purpose district. Local sales and use tax collected is not reported to Spring but to one of two possible tax jurisdictions.

Amazon owns and operates several fulfillment centers in Texas. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) programs.

Texas sales tax is imposed on the retail sale, lease, and rental of most goods and many services. Anyone engaged in these areas of business is required to register with the state and collect and remit Texas sales tax.

Texas Sales Tax Rate Guide

Texas sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Texas sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Texas sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Texas sales tax resources

Texas sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in Texas are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

Texas sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Texas sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.