The 70th Legislature passed House Bill 175, which provides that after August 31, 1987, a corporation that is delinquent in franchise tax “…may not be awarded a contract by the state or an agency of the state and may not be granted a permit or license by the state or an agency of the state.”
A Certificate of Account Status must be submitted with all new applications and renewals submitted by corporations, limited liability corporations, S corporations, professional corporations, and Edge Corporations. A Certificate of Account Status is valid for a specific period of time. It is not a permanent certificate and an expiration date will appear on the face.
If the Applicant does not have a physical location in Texas and has been deemed not to be doing business in Texas, then the application should include a statement from an attorney that the Applicant is not liable for franchise taxes in Texas.
You may contact the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts at the numbers listed below to request information for obtaining a Certificate of Account Status.
Tax Assistance Station
Telephone Bank Operations
Interstate Watts : 1-800-252-5555
Austin Telephone: 512-463-4600