HB 2684

86(R) - 2019
House Ways & Means
House Ways & Means
Nonprofit Organizations

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Will Metcalf

Bill Caption

Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 2684 would exempt sales by a non-profit organization at a county fair from sales tax. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes HB 2684 for violating the principles of free markets and limited government. Tax exemptions such as the one found in this chapter represent unnecessary government influence in the marketplace, effectively picking winners and losers. Exemptions also inevitably increase the burden on the rest of the tax base. Taxes, when necessary, should be applied in a broad-based and equal manner so as to remain fair and equal to all.