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The 81st Legislature made significant changes to Texas tax laws.  The changes include the following:

  • a new exemption from state and local sales and use taxes for certain school supplies during the annual August Sales Tax Holiday;
  • revisions to the collection and allocation of local sales and use taxes;
  • a new exemption for crude oil and natural gas taxes;
  • a new method for calculating the tax on tobacco products other than cigars;
  • a revised payment process for losses covered by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association;
  • a revision to the motor vehicle orthopedic handicap exemptions; and
  • a new Prepaid 9-1-1 Emergency Service Fee

For more information about these changes to Texas tax laws and how they may affect you, visit

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