Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful manner.  I’ve listed the short version below, but you can access the Taxpayer Bill of Rights here.

  1. You have the RIGHT to Fair and Equitable Treatment
  2. You have the RIGHT to Privacy and Confidentiality
  3. You have the RIGHT to Understand the Taxes You Pay
  4. You have the RIGHT to Pay Only What You Owe
  5. You have the RIGHT to Representation
  6. You have the RIGHT to Contest a Decision
  7. You have the RIGHT to Request a Waiver of Penalties
  8. You have the RIGHT to Simpler Tax Filing
  9. You have the RIGHT to Courteous, Accessible Assistance from a Real Person
  10. You have the RIGHT to Know How Government Spends Your Tax Dollars
D. Bryan Willis

D. Bryan Willis

Bryan Willis is a Tyler lawyer providing legal services across Texas in the areas of business law, litigation, probate, and estate planning.
D. Bryan Willis

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