Tax amnesty program in effect


A temporary tax amnesty program designed to provide certain delinquent taxpayers with a chance to make their accounts compliant with state law is in effect through June 29, 2018, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said.

Qualified taxpayers who take advantage of this program would not incur penalties and interest on tax due, Hegar said.

The program applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to the Comptroller.

Passed by the Texas Legislature in 2017, Senate Bill 1 requires the Comptroller of Public Accounts to establish a tax amnesty program to encourage voluntary reporting by:

--delinquent taxpayers who do not have a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit, or are not registered for a tax or fee administered by the Comptroller’s office; and

-- taxpayers who have a permit, but may have underreported or owe additional taxes or fees.

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program does not apply to periods currently under audit review, IFTA taxes, PUC Gross Receipts assessments, local motor vehicle tax and Unclaimed Property payments.

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