Dallas Texas sales tax is a rate of tax a consumer must pay when purchasing goods (and some services) in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties, Texas, and that a business must collect from their customers. The base Dallas Texas sales tax rate is 1%, and the Dallas Texas sales tax rate (Dallas MTA Transit) is 1%, so when combined with the Texas sales tax rate of 6.25%, the Dallas Texas sales tax rate totals 8.25%.
Dallas MTA Transit stands for, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Dallas. The world-famous city of Dallas is situated within multiple counties, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall. The sales tax rate for these counties is 0%, however, the Dallas and Dallas MTA sales tax rates are 1% and 1% respectively, meaning that the minimum sales tax you will have to pay in these four counties and the city of Dallas when combined with the base rate of sales and use tax in Texas is 8.25%.
These are not the only areas that are affected by Dallas MTA taxes, other participating cities and areas that must pay the 1% Dallas MTA tax include:
- Cockrell Hill
- Farmers Branch
- Glenn Heights
- Highland Park
- University Park
The Dallas Texas sales tax rate is only applicable to businesses and sellers that are doing business in or selling to customers within Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties, TX. The minimum combined Dallas Texas sales tax rate of 8.25% is applicable in most areas within the counties but there may be other circumstances that allow for more sales tax to be paid or collected within these counties, so you should always do an address search to confirm this.
Dallas Texas Sales Tax: 8.25%
Dallas Texas Sales Tax
Since the sales tax in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties can vary depending on where your business is based, it is important to look up the county and local level sales tax rate and calculate tax based on a specific address since the area and zip code your business is located in, or the specific area in which your customers are based or having products shipped to can affect the rate you pay or must collect from your customers.
Dallas Texas sales tax is no different than most other counties in various states throughout the U.S. There is typically no specific standard rate that you can completely rely on to determine the rate you should pay or collect, so it is important to utilize the services of a professional tax collection company to maintain compliance and abide by U.S. sales and use tax laws.
If you would like to know the sales tax in Texas by county then head over to our page that has a table listing all the Texas county sales tax rates in alphabetical order. There are 254 counties in Texas and the list is pretty long, but it will be very helpful to you in determining the various local county rates in the state of Texas.
Sales Tax in Dallas County
Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall County sales tax is the same rate as the sales tax in Dallas county as there is no specific sales tax rate within those counties. So, the sales tax you pay within the Dallas counties is dependent on where specifically in the county you reside or do business in.
If you would like to look up a specific address within Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties to determine the sales tax in Dallas county or any other county in Texas to figure out the specific rate you must collect at a local level, then you can either head over to the Avalara website and enter the street, city, and region to determine your Texas sales and use tax rate by specific location or visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website to search for sales tax rates by address.
If you are unsure whether your business should collect Dallas Texas sales tax or you would like to apply for a sales and use tax license for your Texas business, you will want to visit the Texas Comptroller website. For other ways to contact the Texas Comptroller, here is their address and phone number.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Lyndon B. Johnson State Office Building
111 East 17th Street
Austin, Texas 78774
Several online services are available 24/7 on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website, including electronically filing a return, making a payment, setting up payment plans, checking the status of a refund, or making a general inquiry on your account.