The Texas Comptroller’s February 2009 Tax Policy News has been posted.  The newsletter addressed certain combined group reporting issues for Texas franchise tax.  The newsletter also highlighted a recent tax ruling addressing whether or not a bar’s charge for a full bottle of liquor (which might also include a reserved table charge) is subject to the mixed beverage gross receipts tax and/or sales tax.  Several sales tax rulings are also summarized.  You can read the entire newsletter at this website:  http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpnw/tpn2009/tpn902.html#issue1.