COVID-19: protecting public health

  • 1st Quarter WORD taxes (January – March 2020) have been deferred until July 20, 2020. No payments or reporting for the 1st quarter are due until that time.
  • Effective April 15, the WORD tax rate for 2nd Quarter taxes (April – June 2020) has been reduced to zero. This means that businesses do not have to collect or remit any taxes from customers for the second quarter.

We are hopeful that these steps will aid local businesses and the visiting public to recover from the current impact of restrictions.

Payment Resources

Types of WORD Tax

The Board may impose tax rates for the different types of services and different types of rental items, but none of the rates may exceed the maximum rate allowed by §324.099 Local Government Code. See the rates established by W.O.R.D.

Online Quarterly Tax Payment System

In order to pay online, businesses must first register with the activation key that was mailed out with 4th Quarter Tax Returns. If you did not receive one, email the WORD office at or call (830) 907-2300.

The processing fee to pay with a credit card is 2.4 percent. There is no charge for online payments made with an e-check. Businesses reporting zeros can also remit a tax form online.

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Permit Application Form

W.O.R.D. of Comal County Tax Permit Application. Please submit to P.O. Box 2789, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 or email

Or apply online

Quarterly Tax Return Form

W.O.R.D. of Comal County quarterly Tax Return Form. Please submit completed form by the due date listed below to P.O. Box 2789, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 or email

WORD Collection Agreements With Third-Party Websites

Collection Agreements allow Third-Party Websites (TWP) to collect and remit lodging WORD taxes on behalf of the permit holder. However, lodging permit holders are required to submit an account summary with revenue collected from these TPW. The account summary must display the company name, total revenue, and appropriate date range.

At this time WORD has a collection agreement with the following Third-Party Websites:

  • AirBnB
  • Homeaway Family
    • Vrbo


For additional assistance on how to report your Lodging Tax online, please watch our Lodging Tax Tutorial Video


Tax Reporting Periods

W.O.R.D. of Comal County
P.O. Box 2789
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 907-2300
First Quarter
Jan. 1 – March 31
April 20
  • Late filing fee of $25 for all returns received or postmarked after the 20th.
  • 5 percent applies after the 20th.
  • 10 percent applies after the 20th of the following month and permit is revoked.
  • $250 permit reinstatement fee plus any penalties and interest.
Second Quarter
April 1 – June 30
July 20
Third Quarter
July 1 – Sept. 30
Oct. 20
Fourth Quarter
Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
Jan. 20