As a business owner in Houston, TX, you are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax on the taxable goods and services you sell. This can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with the process, but fortunately, we are here to help. In this blog post, we will explain everything you need to know about filing sales tax in Houston, including when you need to file, what forms to use, and where to send your payment.
When Do I Need to File?
In Texas, sales tax is due on the 20th of the month following the reporting period. For example, if you made sales between December 1 and December 31, your sales tax return would be due on January 20 (assuming you have a monthly filing requirement). If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, returns are due the next business day. There are also quarterly and annual filing options.
What Forms Do I Need to Use?
To file your sales tax return in Houston, you will need to use Form 01-117, which can be found on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. This form must be completed even if you did not make any sales during the reporting period.
Where Do I Send My Payment?
Payments can be made online through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website, by mail using Form 01-160 (also available on the website), or via telephone using the Customer Service Center number listed on your return form.
Filing your small business’s sales taxes may seem like a daunting task, but we hope that this blog post has demystified the process for you. If you have any further questions about filing sales tax in Houston, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.
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