Texas Expands the Sales Tax Exemption for Animal Adoption Fees

Jul 22nd, 2021

Texas recently passed a law expanding its sales tax exemption for pet adoption fees. Effective October 1, 2021, the exemption will apply to adoption fees by nonprofit animal shelters or nonprofit animal welfare organizations. Currently, the exemption applies only to nonprofit organizations that maintained a physical shelter for animals (nonprofit animal shelters). In October, adoption fees will also be exempt when collected by nonprofit animal welfare organizations that do not have their own shelters but depend on foster homes or volunteers to shelter their animals.