The San Antonio sales tax rate is a rate of tax a consumer must pay when purchasing goods (and some services) in Bexar County, Texas, and that a business must collect from their customers. The base San Antonio Texas sales tax rate is 1.25%, the San Antonio MTA Transit tax is 0.5%, and the San Antonio ATD Transit rate is 0.25%, so when combined with the Texas sales tax rate of 6.25%, the San Antonio Texas sales tax rate totals 8.25%.
San Antonio MTA Transit stands for, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Bexar County, and San Antonio ATD Transit stands for Advanced Transportation District of Bexar County. The world-famous city of San Antonio is situated in Bexar County and plays a big factor in how the San Antonio Texas sales tax is calculated. The Bexar County sales tax rate is 0%, however, the San Antonio, MTA, and ATD sales tax rates are 0.5% and 0.25% respectively, meaning that the minimum sales tax you will have to pay in Bexar County and specifically San Antonio 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 San Antonio MTA taxes, other participating cities, and areas that must pay the San Antonio MTA tax include:
- Alamo Heights
- Balcones Heights
- Castle Hills
- China Grove
- Leon Valley
- Olmos Park
- Saint Hedwig
- Sandy Oaks
- Shavano Park
- Terrell Hills
- The unincorporated areas of Bexar County.
The San Antonio sales tax rate is only applicable to businesses and sellers that are doing business in or selling to customers within Bexar County, TX. The minimum combined San Antonio sales tax rate of 8.25% is applicable in most areas within the county but there may be other circumstances that allow for more sales tax to be paid or collected within Bexar County, so you should always do an address search to confirm this.
San Antonio Texas Sales Tax
Since the sales tax in Bexar County 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.
San Antonio Texas Sales Tax: 8.25%
San Antonio Texas sales tax is no different than most other counties in various states throughout the U.S. There is usually 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 level rates in the state of Texas. You can sort the list in alphabetical order, reverse order, or from the highest rate to the lowest rate and vice versa.
Bexar County Sales Tax
The Bexar County sales tax is the same rate as San Antonio as there is no specific Bexar county sales tax rate as mentioned previously. So, the Bexar county sales tax you pay is dependent on where specifically in the county you reside or do business in.
If you would like to look up a specific address in Bexar County to determine the Bexar County sales tax rate 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 San Antonio 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.