Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 379A.081
Sales and Use Tax


A municipality may levy a sales and use tax for the benefit of the corporation if the tax is authorized by a majority of the voters of the municipality voting at an election called for that purpose.


The ballot for an election to impose the tax shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: “Adoption of a sales and use tax at the rate of ____ of one percent (insert one-eighth, one-fourth, three-eighths, or one-half, as appropriate) for the purpose of financing authorized programs of the ____ Municipal Development Corporation (insert the name of the corporation).”


The adoption of the tax may be limited on the ballot to any specific program, or the tax may be adopted with general language permitting the use of the tax for any purposes authorized by this chapter.


If a sales and use tax is levied, it may be adopted for a maximum of 20 years, but may then be reauthorized, subject to a payment of indebtedness. The tax may be authorized for a shorter period of time or limited to the time necessary to pay any indebtedness.


The rate of a tax adopted under this section must be one-eighth, one-fourth, three-eighths, or one-half of one percent. A municipality may not adopt a sales and use tax under this chapter if the adoption of the tax under this chapter would result in a combined tax rate of all local sales and use taxes of more than two percent in any location in the municipality.


Chapter 321 (Municipal Sales and Use Tax Act), Tax Code, governs a municipality’s imposition, computation, administration, collection, and remittance of a tax authorized by this section except as inconsistent with this chapter.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. May 16, 2001.

Source: Section 379A.081 — Sales and Use Tax, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­379A.­htm#379A.­081 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 379A.081’s source at texas​.gov