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Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax (MGRT)
The Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax (MGRT) is a tax imposed on each Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) located in an incorporated city or town having a population greater than 1,000, according to last federal census. This is also imposed on Retail Electric Providers (REPs) making sales to customers located in an incorporated city or town with the same population standards.

The tax is computed by applying the prescribed tax rate to the utility company's gross receipts from transmitting and delivering electricity in an incorporated city or town.  The tax is then applied to monthly electric bills.  See below for the various rates by population:
  • For business conducted in cities of more than 1,000 but less than 2,500 population, the rate is 0.581 percent.
  • In cities of 2,500 or more but less than 10,000, the rate is 1.07 percent.
  • In cities of 10,000 or more, the rate is 1.997 percent (Houston fits in this percentile).
Please Note: On TrueCost, we assume 1.997% for bill estimations on the plan details pages.  For more information on the MGRT, please visit the Texas state tax website
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