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What is a Texas Sales Tax Bond?

Certain businesses operating in the state of Texas are required to post a surety bond for sales tax. A Texas sales tax bond is often a requirement for obtaining a business license as it ensures you will pay the sales tax due on all items sold and within the timeframe required by state law. In Texas, any business that violates a sales tax regulation may have a claim filed against them.

If you operate a business as a merchant, a hotel, or an auctioneer, or if you hold a business license for a mixed beverage, private club, or catering company, it is likely you need a Texas sales tax bond to comply with state regulations. This type of bond is a contract between the surety company which provides the bond to the business, the bondholder, and the state licensing authority which requires a bond to be posted.

What Does a Texas Sales Tax Bond Cost?

In Texas, the maximum bond amount required for businesses is $100,000, although there may be instances where a higher Texas sales tax bond is necessary. Fortunately, a licensed business does not have to pay the full amount of the bond. Only a percentage of the bond posted is paid to the surety company for providing the bond.

The cost of a Texas sales tax bond ranges from 1 to 5% for low-risk bondholders. When it comes to surety bonds, low-risk means that you have a strong credit score, financial stability in terms of the business, and minimal claims history. You can still obtain a Texas sales tax bond if you have bad credit, but the price of your bond is likely to be 10% or more.

How Do I Get a Texas Sales Tax Bond?

You can start the process of securing a Texas sales tax bond by submitting a brief application online.


Frequent Questions

What is the process?

Apply online, get approved instantly, sign the indemnity agreement, pay on our website and we will send the bond to you.

Where can I get a sales use tax bond form?

We have forms on file. If you do not see your bond, you need to obtain the bond form from the obligee (the one requiring the bond).

How is the bond amount calculated?

It is generally based on the business location and dollar amount of sales. You need to determine the bond amount with the specific government department requiring the bond of you.

Which sales tax bond do I need?

The type of sales tax bond needed will vary by the type of goods being sold, and the state in which your business operates. It is recommended that you contact your state directly to determine any bond requirements, as these may be modified without notification.


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