What is the tax rate in Texas?


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The current sales tax rate in Texas is 6.25 percent as of June 2015, according to TaxRates.com. However, the total tax rate may be as high as 8.25 percent depending on the municipality.

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Taxes differ between cities, typically from between 0.25 to 2 percent, explains TaxRates.com. County rates differ as well, from 0.5 to 1.5 percent. In addition to this, transit rates vary from 0.25 to 1 percent, while special purpose districts vary from 0.125 to 2 percent.

The Texas sales tax applies to all retail sales, leases, rental of goods and most other services, notes TaxRates.com. Individuals dealing with these areas of business must register with the state to collect or remit the tax.

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