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Texas Tax Code - TAX § 11.133. Residence Homestead of Surviving Spouse of Member of Armed Services Killed in Action

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(a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) and section 8405 (relating to applicability), it is the intent of this subpart to confer upon each school district the power to levy, assess and collect an earned income and net profits tax as set forth in this subpart.

(b) Real estate transfer taxes.--This subpart does not affect the powers of a school district to levy, assess and collect a real estate transfer tax, including any real estate transfer tax levied under the authority of section 652.1(a)(4) of the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L. 30, No. 14),  1 known as the Public School Code of 1949.

(c) Amusement and admissions taxes.--

(1) Any school district which has on or before June 30, 1997, levied, assessed or collected or provided for the levying, assessment or collection of an amusement or admissions tax may continue to levy, assess and collect the tax on such subjects upon which the tax was imposed as of June 30, 1997.  Neither the rate imposed nor amount collected shall exceed the rate imposed or amount collected by the school district for the fiscal year ending in 1997.  A school district which did not assess, levy or collect an amusement or admissions tax as of June 30, 1997, may not assess, levy or collect the tax.  The provisions as set forth in section 8(6), (9), (10) and (11) of the Local Tax Enabling Act   2 shall remain in effect, other than the limitations as set forth in this paragraph.  This paragraph shall apply regardless of whether there is an election by the school district under section 8703(a) (relating to adoption of referendum).

(2) Any municipality which has on or before December 31, 1997, levied, assessed or collected or provided for the levying, assessment or collection of an amusement or admissions tax under the Local Tax Enabling Act may continue to levy, assess and collect the tax on such subjects upon which the tax was imposed by the municipality as of December 31, 1997, at a rate not to exceed the effective rate as collected by the municipality as of December 31, 1997, or 5%, whichever is greater.  A municipality which did not assess, levy or collect an amusement or admissions tax as of December 31, 1997, may not assess, levy or collect the tax at a rate higher than 5%.  The provisions as set forth in section 8(6), (9), (10) and (11) of the Local Tax Enabling Act shall remain in effect, other than the reduction in rate as set forth in this paragraph.

(d) Mercantile tax.--Nothing in this subpart shall limit or modify any mercantile or business privilege tax on gross receipts as limited by section 533 of the act of December 13, 1988 (P.L. 1121, No. 145),  3 known as the Local Tax Reform Act.

(e) Sign or sign privilege tax.--Any political subdivision which has on or before December 31, 1997, assessed, levied or collected an annual sign tax or annual sign privilege tax or provided for the levying, assessment or collection of such tax may continue to levy, assess and collect such tax on such subjects upon which the tax was imposed at a rate not to exceed that imposed by the political subdivision as of December 31, 1997.  A political subdivision which did not assess, levy or collect an annual sign tax or annual sign privilege tax as of December 31, 1997, may not assess, levy or collect such tax.  This subsection shall apply regardless of whether there is an election under section 8703(a).

(f) Motor vehicle transfer tax.--Any political subdivision that did not assess, levy or collect a tax on the transfer of motor vehicles or on the privilege of transferring motor vehicles as of December 31, 1997, shall not assess, levy or collect such tax.  This subsection shall apply regardless of whether there is an election under section 8703(a).  This subsection shall neither apply to nor affect any mercantile or business privilege tax on gross receipts as limited by section 533 of the Local Tax Reform Act.

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