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Prompt Payment – Comptroller Policy
Other Fees Not Allowed

Whenever a payment’s timeliness is governed by the prompt payment law, an agency may not pay late fees, penalties, finance charges or any other compensation.

Note: Penalties are not payable from state funds.

Definitions

Payment
Money owed to a vendor.
Prompt payment law
Chapter 2251, Government Code.
State agency
  • A board, commission, department, office or other agency in the executive branch of state government created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including an institution of higher education as defined by Texas Education Code Section 61.003.
  • The Legislature or a legislative agency.
  • The Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals, a state judicial agency or the State Bar of Texas.
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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