Open Data Center - Databases
There are a number of database tools, covering a wide variety of subject matter, available to taxpayers through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Browse the listings below to find tools to research taxable entities and tax policy, access purchasing information, view Texas demographic information, recover unclaimed property, find a job and more.
The Centralized Master Bidders List is a master database used by State of Texas purchasing entities to develop a mailing list for vendors to receive bids based on the products or services they can provide to the State of Texas. Manufacturers, suppliers, and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies, and services to the state register for the CMBL to receive bidding opportunities. Search the state database for CMBL vendors.
Use the Franchise Tax Account Status search to determine whether a taxable entity doing business in Texas is in good standing with its franchise tax reports and payments. A Franchise Tax Account Status may be required in order to conduct real estate or financial transactions. You will be able to print a certificate from this site.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) is the state's financial hub. The agency serves as our state's chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer. Search for current job opportunities at CPA.
The Crude Oil and Natural Gas Web Inquiry system displays public information of drilling permit numbers, lease names and numbers, approved legislative exemptions, taxpayer names, numbers and addresses, and other useful links. Additionally, the taxpayer may utilize this system to access their own account to see their report detailed data, report totals, report errors, data changes, outstanding liability and credit balances, payments received, money transferred and credit interest earned, and refunds issued.
Information Technology and Services hardware and software contracts competitively awarded by the Department of Information Resources.
Find out if an entity currently holds an active direct payment permit for paying Texas sales and use taxes.
Search for state and local government bids and award notices for commodities over $25,000 and services over $100,000 posted by state agencies and local government CO-OP members.
This online license query provides internal and external customers the capability to search for a specific taxpayer to determine whether he or she is licensed to conduct motor fuel tax activity. The license search details the taxpayer's name, mailing address, license number, fuel type, license type, license status, and license beginning and ending date.
The statewide Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state's procurement process to minority and woman- owned businesses. Search the state database for businesses certified as State of Texas HUBs.
In Texas, a hotel occupancy tax is imposed on a person who pays for a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or more each day. This database allows you to search hotel occupancy receipts, by city, for hotels filing monthly tax returns.
In Texas, a hotel occupancy tax is imposed on a person who pays for a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or more each day. This database allows you to search hotel occupancy receipts, by city, for hotels filing quarterly tax returns.
The Legislative Budget Board is responsible for maintaining the master database of all state government contracts that fall under the following criteria:
- contracts for $14,000 or more for consulting services as defined by Section 2254.021(1), Government Code;
- contracts for $14,000 or more for professional services as defined by Section 2254.002(2), Government Code;
- contracts for $14,000 or more for construction services;
- contracts for $100,000 or more for major information systems as defined by Section 2054.008, Government Code; or
- contracts for $50,000 or more for goods or services that are not consulting services, professional services, construction services or major information systems.
You can use this database to search Texas state contracts by document type, fiscal year, agency, vendor and value.
Find out if a maquiladora enterprise currently holds an active maquiladora export permit.
Taxpayers may search by taxpayer number, EIN, legal name, business name, city and zip code to verify the status (active or inactive) of a sales and use tax permit. This search allows vendors to determine permit status of purchasers before accepting a resale certificate. Search results are limited to a maximum of 200 taxpayers. The search is not designed to provide global lists of permit-holders within certain zip codes or cities.
The Comptroller’s sales tax rate locator allows Texas businesses and consumers to see which taxing entities levy sales tax for their address and at what rates the entities are authorized to collect.
Access an online collection of more than 25,000 documents covering Texas tax policy.
Contracts are listed by default by NIGP (National Institute of Government Purchasing) commodity codes used by the state of Texas but may be sorted by contract description, contract type or expiration date. View the Details page for each state of Texas Term Contract to access related contract terms and conditions, longer item descriptions, pricing and awarded contractor details.
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. Check the Texas Unclaimed Property database to find out if you're one of them.
Identify and obtain online verification of an organization's exemption from Texas franchise tax, sales and use tax, or hotel occupancy taxes.