Austin Seminar – Understanding the Texas Sales Tax

Understanding the Texas Sales Tax

Presented in partnership with Dougherty Arts Center


Artists and musicians must remit sales tax payment on taxable sales.

If you need information about your liabilities under the sales tax in Texas or have questions about the tax as it relates to your current artistic business, join TALA and a representative from the Texas Comptroller to learn more.

This seminar will cover:

  • What is subject to the Texas sales tax?
  • How does the sales tax work?
  • How do I comply?
  • Exemptions to the sales tax
  • Resale certificates
  • and more!


Meet the speaker, Joshua Nash, Tax Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Joshua is a Tax Specialist in the Tax Education and Public Engagement (TEPE) department of the Tax Policy division of the Comptroller’s office. He has been with the agency for two years. He started as an analyst within the agency’s Taxpayer Services call center, assisting taxpayers with their questions pertaining to the multiple taxes administered by the Comptroller.

Before he began his career in state government, Joshua spent fourteen years as a department manager for H.E.B. Grocery Co. His management and training experience provided him the opportunity to move into his current position as the Training Coordinator with the TEPE department.

Joshua continues to assist taxpayers by writing General Information Letters to the public; writing, editing, and reviewing tax publications; and conducting instructor led training for taxpayers, as well as employees within the agency.

Joshua is married to his lovely wife of seventeen years, Kara. They have two boys, Carter (9) and Samuel (16 months) and currently live in San Marcos, TX. In his free time, Joshua enjoys reading, songwriting, and writing short stories. However, more often than not, he spends his time navigating the trials and joys of raising a pre-adolescent and a toddler at the same time; all while trying to think of new, creative ways to take his wife out on a date. He hopes to one day accomplish these goals.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:30 pm

Dougherty Arts Center,

1110 Barton Springs Road,

Austin, TX 78704


This project is supported in part by an award from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914.


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