Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Compact with Texans

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) is the state's chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer.

The Comptroller's office staff serves every citizen in the state in its role as steward of the state's fiscal affairs. Each of our strategic goals supports our desire to provide the public with quality customer service.

Agency Goal

To provide every customer with fast, fair and efficient service, to exceed expectations and to continually explore ways to save taxpayer dollars through simpler, smarter, faster solutions.

Customer Service Principles

What you can expect from us:

  • Dynamic Assistance
  • Quality Work
  • Accessible Staff and Facilities
  • Fair and Equitable Treatment
  • Innovation and Improvement
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Fast Response to Problems

Dynamic Assistance

Rule 3.10, Taxpayer Bill of Rights, summarizes our commitment to customer service for Texas taxpayers. It also outlines when the agency will give taxpayers detrimental reliance relief in relation to the taxes, fees and other charges administered by the agency.

Rule 3.1, Private Letter Rulings and General Information Letters, explains the circumstances under which the Comptroller will issue written taxability guidance. This guidance can take the form of a private letter ruling or general information letter.

Quality Work

Our trained, professional staff aims to get every aspect of your affairs right the first time. If we do not deliver quality service, contact our customer service liaison at 1-888-334-4112.

Accessible Staff and Facilities

You may contact us by e-mail, telephone, or letter. You can visit us at any of our field offices located across Texas or contact us at our toll-free numbers.

Headquarters Address:

111 East 17th Street
Austin, Texas 78774

Mail correspondence, including requests for private letter rulings and general information letters, to:

P.O. Box 13528
Austin, Texas 78711

Agency switchboard:

(8 a.m.- 5 p.m., CST, Mon.-Fri.)

Fair and Equitable Treatment

We promise tax and fiscal processes that are fair, equitable and timely.

If you have special needs, the Comptroller's office will provide whatever help we can. Upon request, the Comptroller will make agency publications available in different formats to meet taxpayers' needs.

Innovation and Improvement

Customer input is critical to our continuous improvement efforts. We survey our customers on a regular basis to obtain input and ideas to improve our processes.

View the latest Comptroller’s Report on Customer Service.

Privacy and Confidentiality

We will follow the letter of the law when it comes to your privacy and confidentiality.

Fast Response to Problems

Despite our best efforts, there could be times when problems arise. All complaints are handled with a sense of urgency. If you file a complaint you can expect a response within 10 working days. Contact our customer service liaison at 1-888-334-4112, by e-mail or by letter to Customer Service Liaison, P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711.

Fraud Prevention

The State Auditor’s Office is authorized to investigate allegations of fraud and illegal acts affecting state resources. Anyone with information about the misuse or misappropriation of state resources can report this information by phone to (800) TX-AUDIT or use the State Auditor’s Fraud Web site.

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In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.