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Commissioner Miller Reminds Texas Producers to Renew Agriculture Sales Tax (10/1/2015)

AUSTIN - The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts administers the Texas Agricultural and Timber Sales Tax Exemption program, which allows registered agriculture producers to buy certain items without paying sales tax. In accordance with state law, agriculture and timber registration numbers issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts must now be renewed every four years. Current registrations are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2015.

In order for agriculture producers to continue claiming their sales tax exemption after Jan. 1, 2016, they must renew their current number with the Texas Comptroller. As the leading advocate for Texas farmers and ranchers, the Texas Department of Agriculture strives to ensure Texas agriculture producers are always kept apprised of programs that affect their operations.

“Texas agriculture contributes $115 billion to our state’s economy each year, and the Agriculture and Timber Sales Tax Exemption program is an important tool for producers as they work to sustain Texas’ status as an agricultural powerhouse,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said.

To learn more about the renewal process, click here to visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.