Taxes in Texas


Editor’s Note: Interested in learning more about taxes in Texas? Read on to learn more about your tax obligations for the state – including due dates and how to pay.

What is State Tax?

State tax is tax imposed by the state of Texas including taxes on property, sales or businesses.

Who Pays Texas Income Tax? 

state taxesMost states impose a tax on your earnings if you live or work within the state that is similar to that imposed by the federal government. States that have income taxes often base them on a percentage of your income that can either vary based on your income level or be imposed at a flat rate. Texas is one of a select group of states that don’t impose an income tax on individuals, but it does levy taxes on business income.

How Do You Pay Texas State Income Tax? 

Because Texas doesn’t levy individual income taxes, you do not need to take any action to pay Texas state income tax unless you owe other kinds of taxes, as described above.

What Are Other Types of Tax You May Be Subject To?

Just because the state doesn’t tax on individual income doesn’t mean there are no other taxes in Texas. Here are more things you may be taxed on as a Texas resident.

You can file and pay for those additional taxes online, at

How Much Should You Pay in State Income Tax?

In Texas, income taxes are a flat rate of 0%. Read more about the Texas tax code, which includes how other tax is imposed and collected.

When Are Texas State Tax Due? 

The state tax deadlines vary based on the type of tax you need to pay. Here is a list of deadlines based on tax category.

How Do You Check If You Paid State Taxes? 

If you want to make sure your state taxes were paid (excluding Texas income tax), contact the Texas Comptroller to see if your payment was received.

Deducting State Taxes on Your Federal Return

If you pay some types of state or local taxes to Texas or a locality, the IRS might allow you to claim a deduction on your federal tax return for them.

More Help With Taxes in Texas

Understanding your tax obligations can be confusing. So, get help! Use Tax Pro Go, virtual tax prep offered by H&R Block. With this service, we’ll match you with a tax pro with Texas tax expertise. Then, you will upload your tax documents, and our tax pros will do the rest! We can even help with not only Texas taxes, including federal deductions for paying state taxes.

Taking in these Texas tax considerations, we can make sure you are supported when it comes to taxes.

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