Tag Archive: Texas Comptroller

Sep 23 2013

Texas prepaid college tuition enrollment open

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding parents they can begin enrolling in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program. Open enrollment began this month and runs through Feb. 28, 2014. “Saving for college is a very important part of family budgets,” Combs said. “The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents the …

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May 17 2013

Lone Star State: Save money, energy

The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. “Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Shoppers are expected to save …

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Apr 02 2013

Lone Star State: Texas ranks high

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ Texas Transparency website and other transparency measures have once again earned top national recognition. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) ranked Texas number one in its annual report on government spending transparency. The group noted the Comptroller’s user friendly transparency website, www.texastransparency.org, and the multiple levels of spending and …

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Dec 15 2011

City sales tax figures up

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of December have increased 5.34 percent as compared to December 2010, resulting in a 2.46 percent cumulative year-to-date increase. The reported revenue of $2,538,703 is comprised of $1,692,468.93 general sales tax revenue and $846,234 half-cent sales tax revenue. …

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Nov 09 2011

Smith County awarded

Smith County is the recipient of the Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency. The Comptroller Gold Leadership Award recognizes government entities that set the bar for financial transparency and access to the public. The Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard …

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Sep 14 2011

No taxes

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texans whose homes or businesses have been damaged or destroyed by the devastating wildfires in Texas are not required to pay sales tax on certain fire recovery-related expenses. Combs also announced that business owners may postpone paying state taxes, if necessary, while they clean up fire damage.  Upon request, a …

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Aug 31 2011

Homestead property tax

Under a law passed by the Texas Legislature homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning Sept. 1 must provide proof to the county appraisal district that they live in the house they claim as their principal residence. House Bill 252 requires a copy of the homeowner’s Texas driver’s license or state …

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