Texas taxpayers

Fiscal Notes: New Measures to Help Taxpayers; Update on the Texas Bullion Depository

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas taxpayers who disagree with a state tax assessment or are denied a refund could find it easier to take their arguments to court under measures advocated by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and approved by the 87th Legislature. In the just-released August edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office looks at these taxpayer-friendly laws. Prior to this legislation, the law required taxpayers to pay disputed taxes before they could have their day in court, unless they could prove […]

Paxton Recovers $26 Million for the State of Texas, Medicaid Program

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton resolved an enforcement action against pharmaceutical manufacturer Apotex for reporting inflated drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program. Under the agreement, Apotex will pay Texas $26 million to resolve claims against it. This settlement is the latest recovery in price reporting cases the Attorney General has brought under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act since 1999, resulting in a cumulative recovery for Texas taxpayers of over $2.3 billion. “Thanks to our […]

AG Paxton: OAG Recovered $1.2 Billion for Texas Taxpayers

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Office of the Attorney General recovered $1.2 billion in civil litigation between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2020, an average of over $200 million for each year. This recovery total was gathered from collections in cases involving administrative law, consumer protection, antitrust, bankruptcy and collections, environmental protection, financial litigation and charitable trusts, transportation and civil Medicaid fraud. “I am immensely proud of the hard work […]