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News

Oct 18, 2019
VEDC President Dale Fowler will lead the state association of economic development professionals as Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council's Board of Directors in 2020.
Jul 02, 2019
The company is one of fewer than 10 companies in the U.S. and Canada that have an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Reinforced Thermoset Plastic Corrosion-Resistant Equipment Certification and they recently shipped two newly fabricated 21½-foot fiberglass containers from the Port of Victoria, confirming the local manufacturer has not only returned but surpassed previous production milestones.
Jun 26, 2019
Tony Schum, a Vice President in Duff and Phelps' Site Selection and Incentive Advisory practice provides a glimpse at the trends currently taking place in economic development and how the Victoria community is prepared to compete for new business investments.

Other Taxes

Income Tax

Texas has no personal or corporate income tax. A state franchise tax applies to all corporations with representation in Texas.


Franchise Tax

The Texas franchise tax is a privilege tax imposed on each corporation and limited liability company chartered/organized in Texas or doing business in Texas. For franchise tax purposes, the term 'corporation' also includes a bank, state limited banking association, savings and loan association, limited liability company, professional limited liability company, a corporation that elects to be an S corporation for federal income tax purposes, and a professional corporation.


Sales & Use Tax

The state levies a sales and use tax of 6.25% on sales of tangible personal property and certain services. The City of Victoria and Victoria County add an additional sales tax of 2.0% making the total combined rate of 8.25%. There are exemptions for groceries, medicine, property for resale, manufacturing equipment and many items used exclusively on farms and ranches for food production.


Payroll Costs

Businesses that employ one or more individuals may be subject to the state unemployment tax. For new employers, the maximum amount of taxable wages per employee, per calendar year is set by statute and is currently $9,000. Texas law sets an employer's entry-level tax rate at their NAICS industry average or 2.7 percent, whichever is higher. For experienced employers, the minimum effective tax rate for 2017 is .59% and the maximum effective tax rate is 8.21%.