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CONTESTING DISAGREED AUDITS, EXAMINATIONS AND REFUND DENIALS
If you have been audited by the Texas Comptroller’s Office and been incorrectly assessed taxes or denied a credit/refund you have the right to file for a REDETERMINATION OR REFUND HEARING. I have been a Texas Comptroller auditor and then a consultant for over 30...
Services related to drilling a new well.
SERVICES RELATED TO DRILLING A NEW WELL. It’s been my experience, both as an auditor for the state and as a consultant assisting oil and gas companies under audit by the Comptroller that there exists significant confusion among service providers as to their tax...
Resales and Exemption Certificates (Why Do Auditors Often Deny Them?)
Unfortunately, Sales Tax auditors are denying more resale and exemption certificates based on technical faults and/or auditor judgement. Because of stricter training procedures and new policies, many auditors are now enforcing a zero-tolerance certificate policy which results in over-taxation.
Guide to Selecting a Sales Tax Consultant
There is NO licensing or regulation of any type in Texas for Sales Tax Consulting companies. You should CAREFULLY investigate any company soliciting your business. Often owners and their consultants do not have an accounting degree. In addition, many of these less qualified consultants have a single ‘rent-a-room’ (virtual office) not located in your city. Find out what questions you should ask before hiring a tax consultant.
Inside the Mind of a Texas Comptroller Sales Tax Auditor
Are auditors encouraged to over-assess tax? I realize this is a provocative title. And I bet many of you are wondering HOW would I know what auditors think. After receiving my accounting degree from Texas A&M University, I went to work for the Texas Comptroller’s...
Here Come the Millennial Auditors
Wikipedia defines Millennials with college degrees as those folks who DO NOT STAY at any job for more than 2 or 3 years and then move to the next job. This cycle usually continues for an average of 3 jobs before they finally settle down for the long haul. If the Texas Comptroller continues to hire young new college graduates then it is a given that most of them will quit in 2 to 3 years and move on to their 2nd job or 3rd job.
Sales Tax Issues for Upstream Oil and Gas Operators: Smell that? That’s the smell of money!
The expense side of oil and gas production can entail significant recurring costs for manpower and equipment for the maintenance and upkeep of the equipment at a lease site. Oftentimes the sales taxes charged on the sale of equipment or services are assessed in error by the seller or service providers. This is not necessarily intentional; many equipment or service providers do not have a firm grasp of the complex sales tax rules, regulations, exemptions and policies that pertain to oilfield services and equipment.
Sales Tax and the Upstream Petroleum Industry
The upstream sector of the Petroleum industry involves companies that search for potential underground crude oil and natural gas fields, drill exploratory wells, and subsequently drill and operate the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas...
Texas Hotel Occupancy Sales Tax Audits
Hotel Occupancy Tax is uniquely different from other tax type in Texas. Many of the rules and regulations that Texas taxpayers are familiar with because of Sales Tax do not apply to the Hotel Occupancy Tax. If the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued your...
COMPTROLLER PROPOSES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO TAX RULE 3.334 ‘LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX’ –
RELATED TO CERTAIN ONLINE RETAILERS
Note: The Comptroller will hold public hearings on this matter on October 17, 2022 at 9:00am in Room 170 of the Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701. The Background. The Comptroller of Public Accounts has proposed significant additions /...
Why do Dentists get audited by the Texas Comptroller
Why do Dentists get audited by the Texas Comptroller? Answer: Because 61% of the audits are ‘tax due’ (mostly based on purchases) Please go to link the following 2 links: Completed - Dentist Sales Tax Audits (since 1-1-2020) Qty. 115Click here to view PDF Active -...