2016 South Houston, Texas Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - South Houston
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Texas State Sales Tax||6.25%|
|County Sales Tax||N/A|
|South Houston Sales Tax||1.75%|
|Special Sales Tax||0.25%|
|Combined Sales Tax||8.25% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The South Houston, Texas sales tax is 8.25% , consisting of 6.25% Texas state sales tax and 2.00% South Houston local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.75% city sales tax and a 0.25% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).
- The South Houston Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within South Houston
- Groceries are exempt from the South Houston and Texas state sales taxes
- South Houston collects a 2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Texas law
- South Houston has a higher sales tax than 100% of Texas' other cities and counties
South Houston Texas Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. South Houston 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 South Houston.
South Houston Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in South Houston 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.
South Houston Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The South Houston sales tax region partially or fully covers 1 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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- South Houston sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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