Texas Reminds Taxpayers That Fireworks Are Taxable

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

An image of fireworks filling the sky.

The Texas Comptroller recently reminded taxpayers that sales of fireworks are subject to both sales and use tax and to the fireworks tax.

Texas permits the general public to purchase fireworks from June 24 through July 4. Fireworks retailers must collect a 2 percent fireworks tax in addition to sales taxes. The fireworks tax is a state tax and does not affect the local sales and use tax cap.

The fireworks tax applies to sales of small fireworks such as firecrackers, rockets, roman candles, and fountains. It does not apply to novelty or trick fireworks that are legally available throughout the year, including sparklers, snaps, glow snakes, and smoke bombs. It also does not apply to fireworks that are not available to the general public at all.


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