Texas Mixed Beverage Sales Tax and Gross Receipts Tax Bond

Texas based businesses must have both a mixed beverage sales tax bond and a gross receipts tax bond to be licensed for selling alcoholic drinks to the public. The bond amount for both bonds vary. The bond amount of a beverage sales tax bond is 8.25% of all sales tax collected from selling beverages, and the gross receipts tax bond is 6.7% all gross receipts that come from selling mixed beverages. These bonds are usually purchased together since they're required for getting a liquor license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Please note this page is for car dealer licensing. If you're trying to register a vehicle with a missing title, a separate Lost Title Bond is required.

Texas Mixed Beverage Tax Bond

Required By: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Bond Amount: 8.25% of sales tax, 6.7% of gross receipts

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How much do Texas mixed beverage bonds cost?

The cost of a Texas mixed beverage bond, for both the sales tax and gross receipts bond, is usually 1% to 5% of the total bond amount required. For example, if you needed a $10,000 sales tax bond, then the bond would be from $100 - $500. The rate usually depends on an applicant's credit score. Individuals with better credit score will receive better rates.

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Why is the Mixed Beverage Sales Tax Bond and the Mixed Beverage Gross Receipts Tax Bond Required?

Businesses in Texas that serve mixed alcoholic drinks must obtain two types of bonds: one for sales tax and another for gross receipts. These bonds serve as assurances to the government that the business will make full and timely payments of all the taxes they owe.

If a business cannot pay its taxes or fines, these bonds can step in to cover the outstanding amounts. The government will initially attempt to assist the business, but the bonds are in place as a backup plan.