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Tax Relief Available for North Texas Counties Hit by Tornadoes

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May 18, 1999
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TEXARAKANA, Texas -- Tax breaks will be available for residents and businesses of Bowie and Red River counties which have been declared disaster areas by state and federal authorities. These two counties were hit by tornadoes earlier this month.

The State Comptroller's staff has a temporary table--with information available--in the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the DeKalb Middle School Gym, at 845 Front Street, to help business owners apply for tax extensions and exemptions.

Texas law allows the Comptroller to waive sales taxes on the cost of labor to repair non-residential property, including office buildings and stores. (Texas law does not impose sales taxes on residential repairs.)

In addition, business owners who were affected by the tornadoes can request a 90-day extension to file their sales tax returns. Businesses can contact the Comptroller's field offices statewide or call 1-800-252-5555, the agency's toll-free taxpayer assistance number in Austin.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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