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Texas Corporation & LLC Filing Requirements

General Info

Agencies

If you have further questions regarding business filings or fees, need additional filing forms, or want to contact your state’s business division, here is the agency’s contact information.

Secretary of State
Corporations Section
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-5555
FAX: (512) 463-5709
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml

If you have further questions regarding business taxes, need additional tax forms, or want to communicate with your state’s tax division, here is the agency’s contact information.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
1711 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 180
Austin, Texas 78701-1416
(512) 463-4865
http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxes/

Texas State Statutes

To research the State Statutes for Texas Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, click here. (Expand “Texas Statutes,” then “Business Organizations Code”)

Licensing

Business Licenses
Contact your state or local agencies regarding licensing issues.

Corporation

Annual Filing Requirements

Corporation Franchise Tax Reports

Tax:
The franchise tax rates are: 1.0% (.01) for most entities, 0.5% (.005) for qualifying wholesalers and retailers, and 0.575% (.00575) for those entities with $10 million or less in annualized Total Revenue using the E-Z computation.

Texas Franchise Tax Online Calculator

Forms:
Franchise Tax Report Info – 2011 Franchise Tax Report Instructions
Form 05-102 – 2011 TX Franchise Tax Public Information Report
Form 05-158 – 2011 TX Franchise Tax Report
Form 05-163 – 2011 TX No Tax Due Information Report
WebFile – File/Pay Franchise Tax or Sales Tax Online
Annual Tax Form List – Current Annual Franchise Tax Forms (2008-2011)

Due Date:
The Initial Tax Report and payment are due 89 days after the first anniversary of the beginning date (your corporation’s formation date). The Annual Tax Report and payment must be postmarked on or before May 15th of the report year.

Limited Liability Company

Annual Filing Requirements

Tax:
The franchise tax rates are: 1.0% (.01) for most entities, 0.5% (.005) for qualifying wholesalers and retailers, and 0.575% (.00575) for those entities with $10 million or less in annualized Total Revenue using the E-Z computation.

Texas Franchise Tax Online Calculator

Forms:
Franchise Tax Report Info – 2011 Franchise Tax Report Instructions
Form 05-102 – 2011 TX Franchise Tax Public Information Report
Form 05-158 – 2011 TX Franchise Tax Report
Form 05-163 – 2011 TX No Tax Due Information Report
Annual Tax Form List – Current Annual Franchise Tax Forms (2008-2011)
WebFile – File/Pay Franchise Tax or Sales Tax Online

Due Date:
The Initial Tax Report and payment are due 89 days after the first anniversary of the beginning date (your corporation’s formation date). The Annual Tax Report and payment must be postmarked on or before May 15th of the report year.

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