Business Taxes

There’s a reason so many business are moving to Texas, the state is very “tax friendly.” Here are some of the tax incentives that businesses can take advantage of in Athens.

  • Freeport Tax Exemption

  • Property Tax Rebate

  • Foreign-Trade Zone with Alternative Site Framework

  • Enterprise Zone Projects

  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone

  • Chapter 380 & 381 of the Texas Tax Code

  • No State Personal Income Tax

  • No State Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax
Income Tax

Personal Taxes

There is no income tax in Athens and Henderson County. The sales tax is 8.25%. Property taxes are comparable to, if not a little lower than similarly sized cities in Texas. You could pay anywhere from $2,100 to $5,100 per year on homes from $150,00 to $350,000.





Corporate Income and Franchise Tax

The franchise tax is a privilege tax imposed on each taxable entity chartered/organized in Texas or doing business in Texas.

9.75% for most taxable entities 4.87% for entities primarily engaged in retail or wholesale trade

Texas Comptroller’s Office

Sales and Use Tax

Sales of goods and services


Texas Comptroller’s Office

Unemployment Insurance

Effective Tax Rate for 2015 = General Tax Rate (GTR) + Replenishment Tax Rate (RTR) + Obligation Assessment Rate (OA) + Deficit Tax Rate (DTR) + Employment and Training Investment Assessment (ETIA)

0.46 percent to 6.46 percent on the first $9,000 that employee earns during the calendar year per employee.

Texas Workforce Commission

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