State office sets limited amnesty tax program

AUSTIN—Need a fresh start? You do if you find yourself with past-due reports and delinquent taxes or fees. From June 12 through August 17, 2012, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs will waive penalties and interest for businesses that file delinquent tax reports and pay all taxes due or amend reports that underreported taxes and pay the taxes due.

Reports originally due before April 1, 2012, are eligible for this limited amnesty.

The amnesty is available for all state and local taxes and fees administered by the Comptroller’s office, with the exception of Public Utility Commission gross receipts assessments. Sports and community venue tax and property taxes are not administered by the Comptroller and are not eligible. The Unclaimed Property program is not a part of tax amnesty.

The amnesty applies to you if you:

• didn’t file a tax report;

• underreported tax on a previously filed report; or

• don’t have a permit to report and remit Texas taxes.

Amnesty does not apply to filing periods under audit or examination, or where the Comptroller has given notice of an audit or examination.

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