Fair Tax Environment
The tax structures of both Texas and Dallas do not focus on taxing work or income. There is no local or state income tax for Dallas residents and there is no corporate or personal income tax in Texas. The average per capita state and local tax burden in Texas was 45th among all states according to the most recent analysis by the Tax Foundation (2009). Overall total state and local tax burden per capita in Texas was 81% of the national average. Dallas businesses also have ample opportunities to take advantage of foreign trade zones to reduce their business tax burden.