Texas Tax Laws
While most states collect personal income taxes, Texas is not one of them. Yet, it requires a flow of revenue to pay for public services and infrastructure. In fact, the state collects more than 60 other types of taxes. Learn more about Texas tax laws below, including how Texas tax laws work, what they are, and who decides on them.
How State Tax Laws Differ from Federal Laws
Texas’s tax regulations are just as important for individuals and businesses as federal laws.
Unlike the federal tax system, state taxes vary from state to state. So, certain tax laws in some states may not apply to others. It’s important to understand your state’s specific tax rules. This makes a difference in the responsibilities for you, the taxpayer. While you may not be subject to Texas income taxes, you will need to adhere to other state tax laws in Texas.
Who Decides on Texas Tax Laws?
Federal tax laws are voted on by Congress and enforced by the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS.
Texas tax laws are enacted by the state legislature and enforced by the Texas Department of Treasury office. For more information, visit the Texas Comptroller.
What Are Texas Tax Laws?
For a full list of Texas tax statutes, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/?link=TX.
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