Texas Tax Code - TAX § 151.704. Prohibited Advertising;  Criminal Penalty

(a) A retailer commits an offense if the retailer directly or indirectly advertises, holds out, or states to a customer or to the public that the retailer:

(1) will assume, absorb, or refund a part of the tax;  or

(2) will not add the tax to the sales price of a taxable item sold, leased, or rented.

(b) This section does not prohibit a utility from billing a customer in one lump-sum price including the utility sales price and the amount of the tax imposed by this chapter.

(c) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500.

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