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With no corporate or individual state income tax, Texas has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country.

Franchise Tax

The franchise tax is imposed on each taxable entity chartered or organized in Texas or doing business in Texas. The following rates apply to reports originally due on or after January 1, 2016:  

  • 0.75 percent rate for most entities; or
  • 0.375 percent rate for entities primarily engaged in retail or wholesale trade
  • the EZ computation report
    • 0.331 percent rate
    • Revenue threshold is now $20 million.

Visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website for more franchise tax information.

Sales and Use Tax

The Sales and Use tax is 8.25% on taxable sales. The breakdown is:

State of Texas 6.25 %
City of Denton 1.50 %
Denton County Transportation Authority 0.50 %

Total  8.25 %


Property Tax

The 2016 Real and Personal Property Tax Rates (Property and Inventory) per $100 in assessed value are:

City of Denton $0.683340
Denton County $0.248409
Denton Independent School District $1.540000

Total  $2.471749