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Indian Lake Sales Tax Rate 2024
Many cities in Texas levy a local sales tax on top of the state sales tax. Many counties in Texas levy an additional sales tax on top of that.
But lucky Indian Lake residents don't have to pay either.
Since Indian Lake doesn't levy any local or special sales tax and Cameron County doesn't levy any county sales tax, the only sales tax you need to pay in Indian Lake is the state tax, which is 6.25% in Texas.
Sales Tax Rates in Indian Lake by Zip Codes and Districts
Let’s look at the sales tax rates in Indian Lake broken down by zip codes and districts:
Combined Sales Tax Rate
TEXAS SINGLE LOCAL USE TAX
How Does the Indian Lake Sales Tax Compare to the Rest of Texas?
Indian Lake is among the cities with the lowest sales tax rate (6.25%) in Texas. It is 2.00% lower than Texas’s highest rate, which sits at 8.25% and can be found in cities like Honey Grove.
To give you a better idea, here’s a comparison of Indian Lake sales tax rates with a few other cities in Texas:
Sales Tax Rates
You can also compare the sales tax rate of Indian Lake against the Texas cities closest in population size:
Economic Nexus: Businesses must pay taxes when they make sales exceeding $500,000 within the state in the previous or current tax year.
Physical Location: Businesses with physical establishments, such as a warehouse, office, or distribution in the state, have to pay sales tax.
Employee Location: Companies with employees or any other type of representation in Texas should pay taxes.
Affiliate Nexus: Out-of-state businesses must pay sales tax when they receive substantial referrals from in-state businesses in Texas.
Trade Shows: Businesses participating even in a single day of trade show activities can create a sales tax nexus for an entire year following the date of trade show participation.
Tangible Personal Property: Sales of tangible personal property like equipment, supplies, or IT systems can create a nexus. Tangible personal properties used for a final sale and those that help make a chemical or physical change are exempt from sales taxes.
What Products Are Exempt from Indian Lake Sales Tax?
Texas sales tax law grants certain tax exemptions, which apply to Indian Lake as well. (There are no separate exemptions for Indian Lake taxpayers outside of these.)
Baby products like diapers, baby food (canned, packaged, etc.), and milk (canned, dry, etc.)
Feminine hygiene products like tampons and menstrual cups.
Over-the-counter drugs and medicines that are labeled with a Drug Facts panel as required by the FDA.
Bakery items, when sold at a grocery and convenience store without utensils or heated.
Condiments and spices such as ketchup and herbs.
Dairy products like butter, milk, and milk substitutes (canned and dry).
Beverages like coffee, water, and fruit and vegetable juices (more than 50% fruit or vegetable juice, canned, bottled, or frozen).
Grains like rice and pasta.
Meat, poultry, and fish like canned, dried, and deli meats.
Nutritional supplements like herbal and mineral products and vitamins. The product should either fulfill the criteria for dietary supplements or be labeled with a “Supplement Facts” panel according to the regulations of the FDA.
Who Needs a Sales Tax Permit in Indian Lake?
A sales tax permit or seller's permit is typically issued by states in the United States. You can apply for one in Texas at the Texas Comptroller website. A seller's permit allows you to collect and remit sales tax on your products.
You need one if you:
Sell tangible personal property in Indian Lake or anywhere in Texas
Lease or rent tangible personal property in Texas
Sell taxable services in Texas
Sell or lease tangible personal property or taxable services to customers in Texas from an out-of-state business and have revenue from Texas of $500,000 or more in the past 12 months
Note: If consumers purchase goods from outside the state but use them within the state, you can collect use tax if they haven’t already paid sales tax.
How to Collect Sales Tax in Indian Lake
Since Texas uses origin-based sales tax sourcing for intrastate sales and destination-based sales tax sourcing for interstate sales, the same applies to Indian Lake as well.
According to Texas sales tax law, here’s how to collect:
Intrastate Texas sales: A sale is considered intrastate if it ships from an origin in Texas to a buyer's address in Texas.
For example, if your business is in Indian Lake, Texas and you make a sale to a buyer in Honey Grove, Texas, you need to charge the buyer the sales tax rate at your Indian Lake location.
Interstate Texas sales: A sale is considered interstate if the item ships from outside Texas and the seller isn’t otherwise “engaged in a business” in the state. In such cases, you’d generally charge the sales tax rate at your buyer’s location.
For instance, if your business is located in Leander, Idaho, and you sell to a buyer in Indian Lake, Texas, you should charge the buyer the Indian Lake sales tax rate.
File by Mail using sales tax form 01-117 or 01-114 (short form)
File by phone to file a “zero sales tax return” if you have no sales tax to report
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