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On December 15, 2010, the Texas Third Court of Appeals heard oral argument on an appeal by Roark Amusement & Vending, L.P. in response to a lower court's decision upholding the Texas Comptroller's action imposing sales and use tax on the purchase by Roark for toys placed in a claw machine. Roark argued the sales and use tax sale-for-resale exemption applied as the toys in the claw machine were used in the performance of a taxable service. It argued that coin-operated amusement services should be subject "to the integral transfer sales and use tax exemption found in the 'sale for resale' tax exemption statute." Roark alternatively argued that 34 Tex. Admin. Code § 3.301(b) is invalid to the extent it excludes Roark's transaction from the sale-for-resale exemption, as the Comptroller improperly limited the Legislature's exemption.
In Hartman REIT Operating Partnership III LP v. Harris County Appraisal Dist., the parent entity ("Hartman Parent")filed a petition to dispute a property tax appraisal by the local taxing authority ("HCAD"). Texas Prop. Code § 42.21(b) mandates that the property owner bring a petition for review. But Hartman Parent had earlier transferred the property to its subsidiary ("Hartment Subsidiary") via warranty deed.