Re: Automated Sales tax needs to be turned off - period. In Texas we have to charge the sales tax rate for whatever city we are serving
Since it appears to be very complicated in Texas, perhaps use the app for sales tax called tax jar or alavara? They are both excellent for sales tax. They are an "add on" application but perform much better than the one recently embedded into QBO. If you need/use it and want it automated, that would be my suggestion. If you only need it sparingly, you can turn it back to the prior "classic" sales tax.