Tax Relief for Texas Wildfire Victims

On Sept. 1, 2011, in response to the extreme drought and potential for wildfires throughout Texas, Governor Perry reissued a disaster proclamation.
Due to the disaster proclamation, Texans who have property that has been damaged or destroyed by a wildfire may claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges to repair the damage.
In addition, business owners affected by the recent wildfires may request an extension of time to file a tax return and pay a tax. Extensions will be granted in 30-day increments. Additional extensions can be requested up to a 90-day total.

Complete information concerning disaster-related sales tax exemptions can be found in Publication 94-182 and resources linked from the Comptroller disaster site.  If you cannot find answers to your disaster relief questions in these resources, please feel free to contact our agency for assistance via our tax help form or by telephone (800) 252-5555.

Disaster Resources from the State Comptroller's website,

Disaster Relief Resources Available from
the Texas Comptroller

Disaster Relief: Frequently Asked Questions
Disasters and Texas Sales Tax (94-182)
Reappraisal of Property in Disaster Areas
State Emergency Management Contingency Contract Awards

Other State Resources for Disaster Information

Office of the Governor
Governor's Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Online Emergency Preparedness Portal

Federal/State Economic Development Programs

Federal Resources

IRS Request for Transcript of Tax Return
IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses