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The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Website Phone Number Description
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts 800.526.8252

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts provides Texas artists and arts organizations with legal and accounting assistance to enable them to maximize their potential, shape our cultural landscape, and contribute to the creative economy. The pro bono services are offered to artist and arts non-profits in all creative disciplines, including visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, gaming, and writing. 

Texas Capital Access Program 512.762.7366
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 512-239-1000

TCEQ is the state agency responsible for most recycling-related regulations including landfill permits, electronics recycling, and hazardous waste laws. Find information on area landfills, MSW data, recycling resources, and waste management guidelines on their website. 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Tax Relief for Pollution Control Properties 512.239.4900

Exemption from property taxation for pollution control equipment.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Texas Emissions Reduction Plan 512.239.1000

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses, or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment.

Texas Commission on the Arts - Opportunities 512.463.5535

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally investing in a creative Texas. 

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Data Centers Tax Exemptions 800.252.5555

The tax exemption provides a temporary exemption from state sales and use tax on certain items necessary and essential to the operation of a qualified data center. 

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Property Tax Assistance 800.252.5555

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts offers a refund of state franchise and sales/use taxes paid by companies owning certain abated property.  

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Purchasing 512.463.4600

The Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division develops statewide contracts for non-IT contracts and services to streamline purchasing for state agencies, institutions of higher education and other state government entities. 

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Sales and Use Tax 800.282.5555

Texas imposes a state sales and use tax on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services. 

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