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Texas Tax Code - TAX § 151.0231. Managed Audits

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(a) In this section, “managed audit” means a review and analysis of invoices, checks, accounting records, or other documents or information to determine a taxpayer's liability for tax under this chapter.

(b) A managed audit may be limited to certain categories of liability under this chapter, including tax on:

(1) sales of one or more types of taxable items;

(2) purchases of assets;

(3) purchases of expense items;

(4) purchases under a direct payment permit;  or

(5) any other category specified in an agreement authorized by this section.

(c) The comptroller may, in a written agreement, authorize a taxpayer to conduct a managed audit under this section.  The agreement must:

(1) be signed by an authorized representative of the comptroller and the taxpayer;  and

(2) specify the period to be audited and the procedure to be followed.

(d) In determining whether to authorize a managed audit, the comptroller may consider, in addition to other factors the comptroller considers relevant:

(1) the taxpayer's history of tax compliance;

(2) the amount of time and resources the taxpayer has available to dedicate to the audit;

(3) the extent and availability of the taxpayer's records;  and

(4) the taxpayer's ability to pay any expected liability.

(e) The decision to authorize or not authorize a managed audit rests solely with the comptroller.

(f) The comptroller may examine records and perform reviews that the comptroller determines are necessary before the audit is finalized to verify the results of the audit.

(g) Unless the audit or information reviewed by the comptroller under Subsection (f) discloses fraud or wilful evasion of the tax, the comptroller may not assess a penalty and may waive all or part of the interest that would otherwise accrue on any amount identified to be due in a managed audit.  This subsection does not apply to any amount collected by the taxpayer that was a tax or represented to be a tax but that was not remitted to this state.

(h) Except as provided by Section 111.104(f), the taxpayer is entitled to a refund of any tax overpayment disclosed by a managed audit under this section.

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