Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Texas Tax-Exempt Entity Search

Important – Please Read!

Certain organizations are not required to apply for exemption under Texas law such as state, local and federal governmental entities. This includes Texas Independent School Districts. Therefore, these entities may not be found using this search, and an exempt verification letter may not be available to print for these entities using this application.

Furthermore, an exempt verification letter generated from this search for any entity is not a substitute for a completed exemption certificate that is required when claiming exemption from Texas taxes.

Search and obtain online verification of nonprofit and other types of organizations that hold state tax exemption from:

  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Franchise Tax
  • Hotel Occupancy Tax

Statewide group organizations might have one listing with “All Branches” as the city, rather than a separate listing for each local chapter.

Taxpayer Number Search

Enter the entity’s 11-digit Texas taxpayer identification number without any dashes or spaces. For example, enter 1-23-4567890-1 as 12345678901.

Organization Name/City/County Search

Organization Name search can be narrowed by combining this search with a city or county name below.

Searching by city name only will return a listing of all exempt organizations in that city.

Searching by county name only will return a listing of all exempt organizations in that county. This search includes Texas counties only.

The database is updated nightly to provide the most current and accurate information. If you are unable to find a listing for an organization that you believe is exempt, you may contact us at exempt.orgs@cpa.texas.gov or call us at 1-800-252-5555.

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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.