Texas Consumer Tax Laws
Most states, including Texas, collect taxes on retail sales. In addition, states assess a higher tax rate for liquor, alcoholic beverages, gasoline, and other such items considered non-essential but which come with a cost to the public (such as lung cancer and pollution from cars). Texas consumer tax laws also include a tax on bingo winnings.
The following table lists the current consumer tax rates in Texas. See FindLaw's Tax Law section for additional articles and resources.
|Sales Tax||6.25% Tax §§151.051|
|Cigarette Tax||$1.41 per pack of 20 cigarettes §154.021|
|Gasoline Tax per Gallon||20¢ Tax §153.102|
|Use Tax||6.25% Tax §§151.101|
|Liquor Tax||Beer 20¢ per gallon; Wine 7.08%; Spirits $2.40/gal.; Mixed drinks 8.25%, Alc. Bev. §§201.01, et seq.|
|Gambling Tax||Bingo Enabling Act 3% facility rental; 3% prize Occ. Code §2001.501,502|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Texas tax law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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