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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Texas Tax Amnesty Program Can Provide Delinquent Taxpayers with Relief

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program is now open and runs through June 29, 2018. https://comptroller.texas.gov/tax-amnesty/

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program, under certain circumstances, provides delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to the Comptroller's office. It does not apply to accounts which have been certified to the Office of the Attorney General; accounts which are presently in litigation; periods that are currently under audit or for which a notice of audit has been issued; or accounts that have been reduced to judgment.

Additionally, the amnesty doesn’t apply to local motor vehicle tax, IFTA taxes, PUC gross receipts assessments or unclaimed property payments.

Tips for Applying for the Amnesty Program

  • File an original report by submitting a paper return, and write “Amnesty” across the top of the return and on the check or money order.
  • If amending a report, submit the corrected figures on a paper return, and write “Amnesty” across the top of the return and on the check or money order.
  • If submitting a tax application and registering for the first time, write “Amnesty” on the application as well as the return and check or money order.

For More Information

Visit the Comptroller's tax amnesty webpage for frequently asked questions, full program guidelines and promotional materials for download.

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