Sales Tax Rate In $locality Texas 2016 El Paso, Texas Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - El Paso

EL PASO Sales Tax Rate


2016 El Paso sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Texas State Sales Tax 6.25%
County Sales Tax 0.50%
El Paso Sales Tax 1.00%
Special Sales Tax 0.50%
Combined Sales Tax 8.25% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The El Paso, Texas sales tax is 8.25% , consisting of 6.25% Texas state sales tax and 2.00% El Paso local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.50% county sales tax, a 1.00% city sales tax and a 0.50% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The El Paso Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within El Paso
  • Groceries are exempt from the El Paso and Texas state sales taxes
  • El Paso collects a 2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Texas law
  • El Paso has a higher sales tax than 100% of Texas' other cities and counties

El Paso Texas Sales Tax Exemptions

EL PASO - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. El Paso doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Texas state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Texas's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in El Paso.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.25% Prepared Food:8.25% Prescription Drugs:2% Non-Prescription Drugs:2%

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All merchants operating in El Paso must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts . For more details, see the Texas sales tax.

El Paso Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The El Paso sales tax region partially or fully covers 125 zip codes in Texas. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Texas here

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