The Texas Customs Broker Continuous Bond is required by the Comptroller of Public Accounts. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires that the Texas Customs Broker Continuous Bond be on file before someone may be a customs broker in the State of Texas. The amount of the bond is set at $5,000. For each location, the Comptroller may require an additional $1,000 to ensure payment of tax, penalty and fine amounts.
The bond states that the bond holder must pay, in a timely manner, all taxes, interest, penalties, and costs acquired as required by the Texas Tax Code. The purpose of the Texas Continuous Customs Broker Bond is to guarantee the payment of these taxes, fees, interest etc. to the state.
What are the other requirements that must be submitted?
- Completed application form
- Payment of the license fee (depending on the quarter), January – March = $300; April – June = $225; July – September = $150; October – December = $75
- Payment of the stamp fee ($2.10 per stamp)
How do I obtain a Texas Customs Broker Continuous Bond?
Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day, one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).
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