Does Texas Have Sales Tax on Food?

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by ajharris, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. ajharris

    ajharris Amanda

    Messages:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Location:
    SE Oklahoma
    The closest Sam's Club to me is in Sherman Texas. I was wondering if Texas has sales tax on food? I know here in Oklahoma, the tax is 8.75%. Thanks in advance.

    Amanda
     
  2. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,373
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    No sales tax on food in Texas, except prepared food (restaurants, etc.).
     

  3. ajharris

    ajharris Amanda

    Messages:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Location:
    SE Oklahoma
    Thanks Steve. I appreciate the info. I think I will take me a trip next week.
     
  4. piglady

    piglady Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    948
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    South Texas
    Texas has no state tax either. Can't wait to get moved there.
     
  5. CoonXpress

    CoonXpress Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    842
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Location:
    Kingston, Ok
    Hope you're ready for the high property taxes.
    Have to remember that the state must make up for not having state tax in other ways.
     
  6. BlueHeronFarm

    BlueHeronFarm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,370
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    Property taxes are not assessed by the state. They vary by county/city/etc. -- but aren't any worse than any place else I have lived.
     
  7. TedH71

    TedH71 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,685
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Location:
    Bel Aire, KS
    I am a Texan native. Born and bred. Property taxes depends on where you live and if you live in a rich neighborhood then your taxes are gonna be high. If you live in the country..your taxes could be cheap. Cheapest areas (tax wise) is West or East Texas (some areas are growing though).
     
  8. Zipporah

    Zipporah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,059
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    They aren't too bad depends on where you live and you can take them off your Federal taxes.