Sales Tax

Sales Taxes are collected by the State of Texas and remitted to the taxing jurisdictions the calendar month after sellers report to the state. The State Comptroller issues sales tax permits to all businesses operating in the State of Texas. Applications and complete instructions for reporting and payment of sales and use tax can be found online at

Texas imposes a 6.25% state sales tax on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services. Local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) may also impose up to 2% sales and use tax for a maximum combined rate of 8.25%.

The following is a breakdown of the current Sales Tax Rate for the City of Cleburne:

 Tax Rate
State of Texas6.25%
City of Cleburne1%
City of Cleburne, Type A Corporation0.50%
City of Cleburne, Type B Corporation0.50%
Total Sales Tax Rate8.25%

The City receives 2% of the 8.25% sales and use taxes that are remitted by retailers within the Cleburne city limits:

  • 1% is used for general operating purposes. This includes expenditures relating to the rendering of general services by the city, including, but not limited to police, fire, streets, parks, library, sanitation and general government.
  • 0.5% is for the Type A Economic Development Corporations (EDCs), which funds industrial development projects, such as business infrastructure, manufacturing and research and development. 
  • 0.5% is for the Type B Economic Development Corporations (EDCs), which funds all projects eligible for Type A, as well as parks, museums, sports facilities and affordable housing.

The remaining 6.25% is collected and retained by the State of Texas. View State Sales Tax information here.