Category Archives: Texas Mixed Beverage Tax

Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

While the 2015 Texas Legislature gave taxpayers a significant franchise tax (margin tax) rate cut and repealed some smaller taxes (some of which had not been collected in years), it otherwise left much of the Texas tax code otherwise unchanged.  In this Texas legislative recap, we’ll tell you about the changes the Texas Legislature made […]

More on Texas Mixed Beverage Tax Changes

The Texas Tribune posted an article today called “Mixed Views on Increased Beverage Tax” by Alexa Ura.  The article discusses the recent changes to Texas’s mixed beverage taxing scheme that I blogged about last month.  I’m quoted in the article briefly explaining why some oppose this change.   I encourage you to read my blog post […]

Governor Perry Signs Big Change to Texas’ Mixed Beverage Tax

The Texas Legislature passed, and Governor Perry signed, a big change to Texas’ mixed beverage gross receipts tax.  In short, the state just passed a tax increase on many alcoholic beverages.  Further, a portion of the tax will be imposed on the consumer instead of the seller. Below, I’ll explain how the mixed beverage tax […]

Texas Governor Signs all Significant Texas Franchise Tax and Texas Sales Tax Bills

Yesterday, the Texas franchise tax and the Texas sales and use tax became a bit more complicated. Governor Rick Perry just signed into law all significant Texas franchise tax and Texas sales tax bills the Legislature passed in 2013. Each bill adds a few more twists to an already-tangled Texas tax code. Amanda summarized the […]


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