Austin, Texas sales tax rate details
The Austin Texas sales tax is the tax that consumers pay when purchasing goods (and certain services) in Travis County, Texas, and which businesses collect from their customers. The Austin Texas base sales tax rate is 1%. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Travis County Transit tax rate is 1%. So when combined with the Texas sales tax rate of 6.25%, the sales tax in Austin texas is 8.25% on sales of tangible personal property and certain services.
Texas also has a sales tax exemption for machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing process. Purchases of machinery and equipment, replacement parts, and accessories that have a useful life of more than six months, and that are used or consumed in the manufacturing, processing, fabricating, or repairing of tangible personal property for ultimate sale, are exempt from state and local sales and use tax. For more information, please visit this link
Natural gas and electricity are exempt from sales tax when sold to commercial enterprises in the “essential” manufacturing sector.
Grocery and prescription drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, are exempt from sales tax.
Austin tax jurisdiction breakdown for 2021
|Austin, Texas sales tax rate|
|Texas sales tax rate||6.25%|
|Austin base sales tax rate||1%|
|The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Travis County Transit tax rate||1%|
Minimum combined sales tax rate value
Accurate sales tax rates are determined by exact locations.
What does this sales tax rate structure mean?
Sales tax rates are determined by the exact street address. Jurisdiction-specific tax rates are shown plus your minimum combined sales tax rate. The total rate for your specific address may be more than the Texas general rate, but not more than the 8.25% maximum.
Sales & Use Tax Rates in some Metro Area Communities
|West Lake Hills||Travis||6.25||1.50||0.50||8.25|
If you are unsure whether your business should collect sales tax on orders located in Austin, Texas, or you would like to obtain a sales and use tax permit for your business in Austin, Texas, you can visit the Texas Comptroller website for more information. If in-person support is needed, here is their address and phone number.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Lyndon B. Johnson State Office Building
111 East 17th Street
Austin, Texas 78774
Note: Several online services are available 24/7 on the Texas Public Accounts Administration website, including electronic filing, payments, setting up a payment plan, checking completion status fees, or making a general request to your account.