Three More Texas Cities Sue to Block E-Commerce Tax Rules (1)

July 13, 2021, 6:26 PMUpdated: July 13, 2021, 8:18 PM

Three more Texas cities asked a state court Tuesday to block rules from state Comptroller Glenn Hegar they said would choke off the flow of sales tax from online commerce by unilaterally changing the definition of a place of business.

Hegar “acted as a one-person legislature” when he enacted the regulations that take effect Oct. 1, the cities of Coppell, Humble, and DeSoto said in the petition for declaratory judgment filed in Travis County. The petition comes a day after Round Rock, home of Dell Computer Inc., filed a similar suit. The cities receive the local portion of ...

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