Texas State Income Tax - Tax Year 2012
Texas Income Tax Table
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Note: Texas has no state income tax. Only the Federal Income Tax applies.
The Texas Income Tax
Texas has no state income tax, so residents of Texas pay only the Federal Income Tax on most forms of income. In place of a state income tax, Texas generates revenue through other state taxes like the Texas Sales Tax and various excise taxes on the sale of certain goods.
Cities and municipal governments in Texas gain revenue through Texas property taxes and local sales tax surcharges.
Texas has never had a personal income tax, and restrictions in Article 8 of the the Texas State Constitution place severe limitations on any potential state income tax collected in the future. An income tax can only be enacted by public vote, and any income tax proceeds must be used to reduce the Texas property tax.
As of 2007, Texas generates supplemental tax revenue through a corporate gross receipts tax. There are 299 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2014.
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- Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
- Before the official 2013 Texas income tax rates are released, provisional 2013 tax rates are based on Texas' 2012 income tax brackets.
- The 2013 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Tax Foundation data.
- Texas tax forms are sourced from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Texas forms you are using are up-to-date.