Texas judges will not consider tax agency immunity claims

By Paul Williams (April 30, 2021, 5:12 p.m. EDT) – The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to review an appeals court ruling that the state comptroller’s office is not entitled to sovereign immunity in an attempt by a steel pipe company to recover approximately $ 860,000 in sales taxes paid under protest.

The state judges order allows JD Fields & Co. Inc. to bring an action in Travis County District Court to challenge an assessment arising from local sales taxes. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar claimed the case was closed for reasons of sovereign immunity, but the two …

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