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(a) In this section, “local governmental entity” includes any governmental entity created by the legislature that has a limited purpose or function, that has a defined or restricted geographic territory, and that is authorized by law to impose a local sales and use tax the imposition, computation, administration, enforcement, and collection of which is governed by this chapter.
(b) This section applies only if:
(1) the comptroller:
(A) reallocates local tax revenue from a municipality or local governmental entity to another municipality or local governmental entity; or
(B) refunds local tax revenue that was previously allocated to a municipality or local governmental entity; and
(2) the amount the comptroller reallocates or refunds is at least equal to the lesser of:
(B) an amount equal to 10 percent of the revenue received by the municipality or local governmental entity under this chapter during the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the reallocation or refund is made; or
(C) an amount that increases or decreases the amount of revenue the municipality or local governmental entity receives under this chapter during a calendar month by more than 15 percent as compared to revenue received by the municipality or local governmental entity during the same month in any previous year.
(c) Subject to the criteria provided by this section, a municipality or local governmental entity may request a review of all available sales tax returns and reports in the comptroller's possession filed by not more than five individual taxpayers doing business in the municipality or local governmental entity that are included and identified by the municipality or local governmental entity from the information received from the comptroller under Section 321.3022 and that relate to a reallocation or refund in an amount described by Subsection (b).
(d) The comptroller shall provide the returns and reports requested under Subsection (c) for review regardless of whether the information in the returns or reports is confidential under state law, including Sections 111.006 and 151.027.
(e) The provision of confidential information to a municipality or local governmental entity under this section does not affect the confidential nature of the information in the returns or reports. A municipality or local governmental entity shall use the information only in a manner that maintains the confidential nature of the information and may not disclose or release the information to the public.
(f) A municipality or local governmental entity must submit the request under Subsection (c) not later than the 90th day after the date the municipality or local governmental entity discovers a reallocation or refund described by Subsection (b).
(g) Not earlier than the 30th day or later than the 90th day after the date the comptroller receives a request under Subsection (c), the comptroller shall provide the requested returns and reports to the requesting municipality or local governmental entity for review.
(h) The comptroller may set and collect from a municipality or local governmental entity a reasonable fee to cover the expense of compiling and providing information under this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Tax Code - TAX § 321.510. Reallocation of Municipal or Local Governmental Entity Tax Revenue - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/tax-code/tax-sect-321-510/
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