Texas Leaders Propose Increasing State Sales Tax to Lower Property Taxes

Top Texas politicians are proposing a statewide sales tax rate increase of 1% (from 6.25% to 7.25%) to allow for lower property taxes across the state.  The increase would have to be approved both by the legislature and by Texas voters later this year before it could go into effect.  If the legislature and Texans approve the rate increase, it could go into effect by January 2020.

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Michael Bartram

Michael Bartram, CMI is a Senior Regulatory Research Specialist at Sovos. Michael has over 20 years of experience in the transaction tax realm from researching to building content within the Sovos tax solution. His responsibilities include research of transaction taxes within the United States and Canada. Michael received his bachelors’ degree from Norwich University, is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators and holds a professional certification in sales tax from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.
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