The total sales and use tax for the City is 8.25%. The City of New Braunfels receives 1.5% of this tax. The proceeds from the City's portion of this tax are split with 1.125% (1 and 1/8 cent) to support the General Fund of the City and 0.375% (3/8 cent) to provide funds for infrastructure improvements and economic development, which is governed by the New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation designed to make infrastructure improvements to attract economic activity to the community (established pursuant to Section 4B of the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979).
The State of Texas Comptroller's Office Sales Tax Data page provides a complete history of sales tax collections for the City of New Braunfels.
The 2018 total tax rate is $.48822 per $100 of valuation; $.20985 is for debt payments and the remaining $.27837 is for operations and maintenance in the General Fund. The Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector collects the City’s ad valorem property taxes.
Hotel / Motel Occupancy Tax
The 2007 total tax rate in the City of New Braunfels is 13%, with 7% going to the City of New Braunfels and 6% going to the State of Texas. Currently, the hotel / motel tax revenue is used for three distinct purposes. The City Council has adopted the allocation of those funds as follows: 15 percent is currently split among various arts and heritage organizations. A minimum of 35 percent remains with the City of New Braunfels to support the Civic/Convention Center’s debt service and operating costs.The remaining amount is allocated to the City and by contract to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
The City Utilizes a Third Party Vendor for the Collection of Hotel Occupancy Taxes from Hotels and other lodging entities. Click here to access that site to remit your local occupancy taxes
Hotel/Motel Tax History
*Additional information on Hotel/Motel Tax Collection can be found by clicking on the link below
Hotel Occupancy Tax- State of Texas Reporting