October 19, 2021

Texas has enacted a pilot program to provide a sales and use tax credit for businesses that employ apprentices.

More information on the Texas Sales and Use Tax: Sales Tax Incentive for Employing Apprentices Offered

Apprentice Sales Tax Incentive

A $2,500 sales tax refund is available for each apprentice hired from a qualified apprenticeship program.

However, the refund is limited to:

  • 5 consecutive taxable years; and
  • 6 apprentices per entity if certain qualifications are met; otherwise 1 apprentice.
  • Up to 100 eligible apprentice applicants will be certified by the state at any one time.

If more applicants apply, a merit-based system will be used and preference will be given to applicants who offer qualified apprenticeships in areas not designated as metropolitan areas; and provide training and skills development in emerging or developing occupational fields.

Only apprentices first employed on or after January 1, 2022, are eligible.

The pilot program is set to expire December 31, 2026.

S.B. 1524, Laws 2020, effective January 1, 2022

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To learn more about whether you qualify, how to become certified and what your potential benefit might be, contact your trusted resource, Ashmore Consulting. 





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