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Tax-Related State and Local Economic Development Programs
February 2006

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I. Property Taxes

Value Limitation and Tax Credits
Chapter 313, Tax Code

An appraised value limitation is an agreement in which a taxpayer agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for an eight year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations tax (M&O) purposes. The minimum limitation varies by school district. The application for a limitation on the appraised value for M&O purposes is submitted directly to the school district and may require an application fee, which is established by each school district. Application forms #50-296 and #50-300 are available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/02-forms.html.

To qualify for a tax credit, a separate application must be submitted before September 1 of the third year of a ten-year period. The credit is for the M&O taxes paid over the limitation amount in the first two years. The school district’s tax collector must credit the overage in equal parts over the last seven years of the agreement, but the credit may not exceed 50 percent of the total taxes paid on the qualified property for a given year. Amounts in excess of 50 percent must be credited in year 11, but not to exceed the total taxes paid on the qualified property.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999. More information is available at:http://window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/hb1200/index.html and http://window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/law04/rulesa3.htm#9.107.

Tax Abatement Act
Chapter 312, Tax Code

A tax abatement is an agreement between a taxpayer and a taxing unit that exempts all or part of the increase in the value of the real property and/or tangible personal property from taxation for a period not to exceed ten years. School districts may not enter into abatement agreements. Each taxing unit that wants to consider tax abatement proposals must adopt guidelines and criteria for the creation of a reinvestment zone and must hold a public hearing. After these steps are complete, the taxing unit may, by official action, designate a zone.

Seven days’ written notice of the hearing must be given to the presiding officer of each of the other taxing units that has taxing jurisdiction over real property within the zone. Notice of the hearing must also be published at least seven days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. At the public hearing on the reinvestment zone, the governing body must find that:

  • the improvements sought are feasible and would benefit the zone after the expiration of the agreement, and
  • the zone meets one of the applicable criteria for reinvestment zones.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999. More information is available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/registry04/agree.html and http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/02-forms.html#Abate.

Tax Increment Financing
Chapter 311, Tax Code

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool that local governments can use to publicly finance needed structural improvements and enhanced infrastructure within a reinvestment zone.

A reinvestment zone can be initiated by petition of the affected property owners, or a city council can initiate a reinvestment zone without the need for a petition. Restrictions on the creation of a reinvestment zone include:

  • No more than 10 percent of the property may be used for residential purposes (does not apply if the district is created by a petition of the landowners).
  • May not contain property that cumulatively would exceed 15 percent of the total appraised property value within the city and its industrial districts.
  • May not create or change the boundaries of an existing zone if the zone would contain more than 15 percent of the total appraised value of real property taxable by a county or school district.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999. More information is available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/registry04/zone.html.

Economic Development Refund
Chapter 111.301-111.304, Tax Code

Sections 111.301 to 111.304 of the Tax Code provide for state tax refunds to qualified property owners who entered into property tax abatement agreements after January 1, 1996 with a city or county, but not a school district. Property owners with tax abatement agreements entered into on or before January 1, 1996 are not eligible for these state refunds. They are also not eligible if their property is subject to an appraised value limitation, as discussed above.

To be eligible for a refund, a property owner must have established a new business in a reinvestment zone or expanded or modernized an existing business located in the zone. Since entering into a city or county abatement agreement, the property owner must have increased the business’s payroll by at least $3 million, specific to its property in Texas. Or, the owner must have increased the abated property’s appraised value by at least $4 million.

Property owners must submit a refund application to the Texas Comptroller before August 1 of the year following the property tax year. A property owner’s potential refund equals the school property taxes paid by the owner in that tax year. The maximum refund is the lesser of the school taxes paid or the amount of net sales and use tax and net franchise tax paid for the tax year. The total for all refunds collectively may not exceed $10 million.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999. More information is available at: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9 &p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1 &p_tac=&ti=34&pt=1&ch=9&rl=105 and http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/02-forms.html#Abate.

The Freeport Exemption
Section 11.251, Tax Code

The freeport exemption includes a total exemption for personal property, excluding petroleum products, which is detained in this state for a temporary period (175 days or fewer) for assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing or fabrication purposes.

When this exemption was enacted in 1989, taxing units had the temporary authority to choose to tax freeport property by official action. If these units decide to exempt freeport property, they may rescind the official action. Applications for freeport exemptions must be filed with the county appraisal district, and the chief appraiser may approve or disapprove the applications.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999. More information is available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/freeport/index.html.


II. Sales Taxes

Economic Development Sales Tax Article 5190.6 V.T.C.S., Development Corporation Act of 1979

For both §4A and §4B, the Development Corporation Act requires cities to establish a corporation to administer the sales and use tax funds, and city voters must approve this special, dedicated tax at an election held for that purpose.

All cities located in a county with a population of less than 500,000 may impose the tax under §4A if the new combined local sales tax rate would not exceed 2 percent. Some cities located in counties with a population of 500,000 or more (Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, Tarrant and Travis) may also use §4A for economic development efforts but a city’s eligibility varies from county to county.

For information on which cities are eligible in these counties, call the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance section toll free at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-4679.

4A sales tax can be used for manufacturing and industrial facilities; research and development facilities; recycling facilities; distribution centers; small warehouse facilities and distribution centers; military facilities; primary job training facilities; corporate headquarter facilities; job training classes; career centers (new as of 2005); telephone call centers (new as of 2005); and business infrastructure.

All cities are eligible to adopt the §4B tax if the combined local sales tax rate would not exceed 2 percent. 4B sales tax can be used for the same purposes as listed for 4A; retail business incentives (if city population is less than 20,000) (new as of 2005); sports and athletic facilities; entertainment, tourist, and convention facilities; public parks and related open space improvements; affordable housing; and water supply and conservation programs (with special voter approval).

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-531-5441 or in Austin at (512) 463-4679. More information is available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_302.html.

County Assistance Districts
Chapter 387, Local Government Code

House Bill 1937, from the 2005 Legislature, expanded the provision making county assistance districts available to more Texas counties. A county qualifies, however, only if it has a population of less than 45,000 and does not contain a city that has a 4A or 4B corporation. Qualified counties may adopt this sales tax to fund a variety of projects and programs. The commissioners court serves as the board of directors.

County assistance funds can be used for construction, maintenance or improvement of roads or highways; provision of law enforcement and detention services; maintenance or improvement of libraries, museums, parks or other recreational facilities; and provision of services that benefit the public welfare. The 2005 legislation expanded the acceptable use of funds to include the promotion of economic development and the promotion of tourism.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-531-5441 or (512) 463-4679. More information is available at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1172.html.

Enterprise Zones
Chapter 2303, Government Code

The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state. The Comptroller’s Office administers Enterprise Zone Refunds of state sales and use tax (Chapter 151.429, Tax Code).

For additional information, contact the Governor’s Tourism & Economic Development Office at (512) 936-0100. More information is available at: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/ecodev/ed_bank/enterprise_zone.

For information pertaining to refunds, contact the Comptroller’s Audit Headquarters toll-free at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9902 or in Austin at (512) 305-9902. More information is available at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/statutes/pdfframe.cmd ?filepath=/statutes/docs/GV/content/pdf/ gv.010.00.002303.00.pdf &title=GOVERNMENT%20CODE%20-%20CHAPTER%202303.


III. Franchise Tax

Franchise Tax Credits
Chapter 171, Tax Code

Corporations and limited liability companies may be eligible to take advantage of franchise tax credits for research and development; jobs creation; capital investment; day care; after-school care; and hiring persons with certain disabilities.

A qualified business is an establishment primarily engaged in agricultural processing, central administrative offices, distribution, data processing, manufacturing, research and development, or warehousing.

Strategic Investment Areas (SIAs) are determined each year by the Comptroller’s Office and are effective for business activity in the following calendar year. Counties qualify based on their relative unemployment rate and per-capita income. An SIA also includes a defense economic readjustment zone or a federally designated urban enterprise community or urban enhanced enterprise community.

An investment credit is available for investments made within an SIA. To be eligible for the investment credit, a qualified business must make a minimum $500,000 qualified investment.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Franchise Tax Policy Section toll free at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952, or in Austin at (512) 305-9952. More information is available at: http://window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html.


IV. Special Assessments and Other Incentives

Public Improvement Districts (PID)
Chapter 372, Local Government Code

PIDs offer cities a means for improving their infrastructure to promote economic growth in an area. The Public Improvement District Assessment Act allows cities to levy and collect special assessments on properties that are within the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

PIDs may be formed to create water, wastewater, health and sanitation, or drainage improvements; street and sidewalk improvements; mass transit improvements; parking improvements; library improvements; park, recreation and cultural improvements; landscaping and other aesthetic improvements; art installation; creation of pedestrian malls or similar improvements; supplemental safety services for the improvement of the district, including public safety and security services; or supplemental business-related services for the improvement of the district, including advertising and business recruitment and development.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-531-5441 or in Austin at (512) 463-4679. More information is available at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/LG/content/htm/lg.012.00.000372.00.htm.

Municipal Management Districts
Chapter 375, Local Government Code

These districts, also called downtown management districts, are created within an existing commercial area to finance facilities, infrastructure and services beyond those already provided by individual property owners or the municipality. The improvements may be paid for by self-imposed property taxes, special assessments and impact fees, or by other charges against district property owners. The creation of the district does not relieve a city from providing basic services to the area. A district is created to supplement, not supplant, the municipal services available to the area.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-531-5441 or in Austin at (512) 463-4679. More information is available at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/LG/content/htm/lg.012.00.000375.00.htm.

Neighborhood Empowerment Zones
Chapter 378, Local Government Code

A Neighborhood Empowerment is a designated area within a municipality that is created to promote one or more of the following: affordable housing; an increase in economic development; an increase in the quality of social services, education or public safety; or the rehabilitation of affordable housing in the zone.

For additional information, contact the Comptroller’s Local Government Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-531-5441 or in Austin at (512) 463-4679. More information is available at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/LG/content/htm/lg.012.00.000378.00.htm.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Impact Zones
Chapter 379, Local Government Code

NAFTA Impact Zones are intended to promote business opportunities for local businesses within the zone; increase economic development within the zone; or promote employment opportunities for residents within the zone.

To be designated a NAFTA impact zone, the area must be an area whose present condition substantially arrests or impairs the city’s growth, retards the provision of housing, or constitutes an economic or social liability to public health, safety, morals or welfare; an area that is predominantly open, and because of obsolete platting, deteriorating structures or other factors, substantially impairs or arrests the growth of the city; an area that is in a federally assisted new community located in a home rule city or in the area immediately adjacent to a federally assisted new community in a home rule city; entirely in an area that meets the requirements for federal assistance under Section 119 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; or reasonably likely as a result of designation as a NAFTA Impact Zone to contribute to the retention or expansion of primary employment or to attract major investment in the zone that would be a benefit to the property and that would contribute to the economic development of the city.

For property within a NAFTA Impact Zone, a city may use the following:

  • Building Fee Waiver—waive or adopt fees related to the construction of buildings in the zone, including inspection and impact fees;
  • Municipal Sales Tax Refund and Abatement Agreements—offer sales tax refund or municipal sales tax abatement agreements, not to exceed ten years;
  • Property Tax Abatement—abate municipal property taxes on property located within the zone subject to the ten-year duration limit;
  • Environmental Goals—set baseline performance standards to encourage the use of alternative building materials to address concerns related to the environment or to building costs, maintenance or energy consumption.

NAFTA Impact Zones are created and administered locally. A copy of the enabling legislation is available at: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/LG/content/htm/lg.012.00.000379.00.htm.


V. Disaster Relief

Sales Tax

  • A disaster area must be declared by the Governor of Texas or the President of the United States.
  • Taxpayers may claim an exemption on separately stated charges for labor to repair or restore tangible or non-residential real property damaged within a disaster area.
  • Taxpayers may claim an exemption on labor charges for arborist services, such as cutting down or cutting up a damaged or dead tree in a declared disaster area.
  • No time limit is required for claiming an exemption from tax on labor charges for repairs for damage caused by a declared disaster.
  • Purchases made with FEMA debit cards or FEMA vouchers are exempt from Texas sales and use tax.
  • Purchases made with Red Cross debit cards or Red Cross vouchers are exempt from Texas sales and use tax.
  • Purchases made with a Salvation Army voucher are exempt from Texas sales and use tax.

Hotel Occupancy Tax

  • Guests who occupy a hotel room for 30 or more consecutive days are considered permanent residents and are exempt from hotel tax.

All Taxes

  • Businesses affected by a declared disaster may, upon request, be granted an extension of 90 days to file tax returns. Extension requests due to disasters are handled on a case-by-case basis.

For additional information on general tax related issues, contact the Comptroller’s Tax Assistance Division toll free at 1-800-252-5555. Answers to frequently asked disaster relief questions can be found at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/disaster_relief_faq.html.

Property Taxes

  • Residential property owners located in disaster areas may pay local property taxes in installments: four payments, with the first quarter due by January 31, then before April 1, June 1, and August 1. No penalty and interest are assessed on the installments.
  • Collectors for local taxing units may, at their discretion, enter into installment agreements for payment of delinquent property taxes and may decide to do so for owners of property located in disaster areas.

For additional information regarding property tax options, contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Division toll free at 1-800-252-9121, or in Austin at (512) 305-9999.


Tax-Related State and Local Economic Development Programs

Program Description Technical Information Tax Type Application Contact URL
Value Limitation and
Tax Credit
General Description and Requirements Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax School District
Tim Wooten or Trisha Bailey,
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/hb1200/index.html

Rule 9.107 on Chapter 313,
Tax Code value limitation
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax School District
Tim Wooten or Trisha Bailey,
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/law04/rulesa3.htm#9.107

Application Forms
(one for the value limitation and one for the tax credit)
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax School District www.window.state.tx.us/...02-forms.html#SchoolEDA
Tax Abatement Agreements Statute, Chapter 312, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Municipality or County www.capitol.state.tx.us/...CHAPTER%20312

Process Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Municipality or County www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/registry04/agree.html

Registry Forms Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Trisha Bailey
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/02-forms.html#Abate
Tax Increment Financing Statute, Chapter 311, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Tim Wooten or Trisha Bailey
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.capitol.state.tx.us/...20CHAPTER%20311

Process Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Tim Wooten or Trisha Bailey
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/registry04/zone.html
Economic Development Refund Statute, Chapter 311, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Trisha Bailey
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.capitol.state.tx.us/...tx.toc.htm

Rule 9.105 on Chapter 111.301-111.304, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Trisha Bailey
Comptroller of Public Accounts
info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$...

Application Form Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/02-forms.html#Abate
Freeport Exemption Statute, Section 11.251, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Local Taxing Unit www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/freeport/index.html
Local Government Assistance Information about Various Economic Development Programs Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679

Twanna Buford, Manager
Local Government Assistance
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/lga
Sales Tax for Economic Development
(4A/4B)
Sales Tax for Economic Development, Art. 5190.6 VTCS Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Local Sales Tax Russell Gallahan or John Villarreal
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_302.html

Economic Development Corporation Revenue
and Expenditure History
1997 - 2004
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Local Sales Tax
www.window.state.tx.us/lga/edchistory/

The Economic Development Corporation Report
Fiscal 2002-2003
(November 2004)
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Local Sales Tax
www.window.state.tx.us/lga/edcr0003/
County Assistance Districts Statute, Chapter 387,
Local Government Code
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Local Sales Tax Russell Gallahan or John Villarreal
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.capitol.state.tx.us/...lg.012.00.000387.00.htm

County Assistance District Sales Tax Brochure Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Local Sales Tax
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1172.html
Public Improvement Districts Statute, Chapter 372,
Local Government Code
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Special Assessment City or County www.capitol.state.tx.us/...lg.012.00.000372.00.htm
Municipal Management District Statute, Chapter 375, Local Government Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Property Tax,
Special Assessments,
and Impact Fees
City www.capitol.state.tx.us/...lg.012.00.000375.00.htm
Neighborhood Empowerment Zones Statute, Chapter 378,
Local Government Code
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Local Government Assistance
1-800-531-5441 or 512-463-4679
Property Tax, Sales Tax and Local Fee Waivers City www.capitol.state.tx.us/...lg.012.00.000378.00.htm
Franchise Tax Jobs Creation Credit Franchise tax credit for creation of qualifying jobs in certain areas in Texas, Tax Code Sections 171.751-171.761 and Rule 3.578 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Franchise Tax Policy Section
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952,
or 512-305-9952
Franchise Tax Teresa Bostick
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html
Franchise Tax Capital Investment Credit Franchise tax credit for qualifying investment in certain areas in Texas, Tax Code Sections 171.801-171.811 and Rule 3.578 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Franchise Tax Policy Section
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952,
or 512-305-9952
Franchise Tax Teresa Bostick
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html
Franchise Tax Research and Development Credit Franchise tax credit for certain expenses and research in Texas, Tax Code Sections 171.721-171.731 and Rule 3.578 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Franchise Tax Policy Section
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952,
or 512-305-9952
Franchise Tax Teresa Bostick
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html
Franchise Tax Day Care and After-School Care Credit Franchise tax credit for qualifying expenditures for child care, Tax Code Sections 171.701-171.707, 171.831-171.851 and Rule 3.579 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Franchise Tax Policy Section
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952,
or 512-305-9952
Franchise Tax Teresa Bostick
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html
Franchise Tax Credit for Hiring Persons with Certain Disabilities Franchise tax credit for wages paid to employees with certain disabilities, Tax Code Sections 171.871-171.876 and Rule 3.580 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Franchise Tax Policy Section
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9952,
or 512-305-9952
Franchise Tax Teresa Bostick
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise/index.html
Texas Enterprise Zone Program General Description and Requirements, Government Code, Chapter 2303 Governor’s Office – Tourism and Economic Development
(512) 936-0100
Sales & Use Local Taxing Unit www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/ecodev/ed_bank/enterprise_zone

Rules: Texas Administrative Code, Title 10, Part 5,
Chapter 176
Governor’s Office – Tourism and Economic Development
(512) 936-0100
Sales & Use Governor’s Office www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/ecodev/ed_bank/enterprise_zone

Statute, Chapter 2303, Government Code Governor’s Office – Tourism and Economic Development
(512) 936-0100
Sales & Use Governor’s Office www.capitol.state.tx.us/...CHAPTER%202303

Verification and Review/ Payment of refund Comptroller of Public Accounts
Audit Headquarters
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9902
or 512-305-9902
Sales & Use Clarence Goins
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/enterprise_zone/ez_program.html

Enterprise Zone Refunds, Chapter 151.429, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts, Audit Headquarters
1-800-531-5441, ext. 5-9902
or 512-305-9902
Sales & Use Clarence Goins
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.capitol.state.tx.us/...CHAPTER%20151
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Impact Zone Statute, Chapter 379, Local Government Code
Miscellaneous Cities www.capitol.state.tx.us/...lg.012.00.000379.00.htm
Disaster Relief Frequently Asked Questions Comptroller of Public Accounts
Tax Assistance
1-800-252-5555
All Taxes Tax Policy
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/disaster_relief_faq.html

Installment Payments, Sections 31.032 and 33.02, Tax Code Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121 or 512-305-9999
Property Tax Dan Wilson or Tim Wooten,
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/tc04/ch31.htm#31.032
and
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/tc04/ch33a1.htm#33.02

Federal/State Economic Development Programs Comptroller of Public Accounts
Property Tax Division
1-800-252-9121, ext. 6-2604
or 512-936-2604
Fiscal Analysis Rand Harris
Comptroller of Public Accounts
www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/fedstate05