**Effective 11/11/19 we will begin collecting 8.25% sales tax on adoption fees. We will be updating fees on our website to reflect the added sales tax.**
Excerpt From the Texas Comptroller on November 1, 2019:
An animal rescue group’s adoption fees are subject to sales and use tax. An animal rescue group that has received tax-exempt status from the Comptroller’s office can purchase items tax free that support the goal of the organization, but the exempt status does not fully extend to their sales. Qualifying tax-exempt nonprofit organizations can have two one-day, tax-free sales each calendar year. If they collect adoption fees during their two annual one-day tax-free sale days, these fees are tax-exempt.
For more information, see Publication 96-122, Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations – Purchases and Sales, and Rule 3.322 (g), Exempt Organizations.
If you have any questions regarding Texas sales and use tax and animal adoption fees, please call us toll free at 800-252-5555 or send us your question using our Texas Taxes Help webpage.