The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) has continued providing information and support to Arizona taxpayers while protecting its customer's health and safety. Since March 2020, ADOR has enhanced and transferred services to online, videoconferences, phone calls, and virtual options.

Services did not cease when the pandemic hit Arizona.


Beginning January 1, 2021, businesses with an annual transaction privilege tax (TPT) and/or use tax liability of $500 or more during the prior calendar year will be required to file and pay electronically starting in February 2021 for the January reporting period.


The revised 2021 threshold of $500 is a change from the 2020 level of $5,000.



The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is prompting businesses to renew their TPT licenses, which are due January 1, 2021.

TPT licenses are valid for one calendar year, from January 1 through December 31. Licenses renewed within the calendar year must still be renewed at the start of the following calendar year.


PHOENIX - On October 5, 2020, the State Grand Jury handed down a 17 count indictment against Jackie Marie Norton, the owner operator of PJ’s Café in Clifton, Arizona, alleging fraudulent schemes and artifices, failure to file TPT returns, and forgery for collecting transaction privilege taxes and payroll taxes from her customers and employees that she failed to remit to the Arizona Department of Revenue. 


Taxpayers can file now and schedule payments up until the deadline.

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds transaction privilege tax filers that monthly returns are due.  Filing before the deadline is highly encouraged in the event assistance is required.


All withholding returns are required to be filed electronically starting with returns for periods beginning in 2020 or when the Department has an electronic system available, whichever is later.

The Department currently has three different methods of filing Arizona Form A1-QRT, Form A1-R, and Form A1-APR electronically:


Electronic Submission of federal Forms W-2, W-2c, W-2G and 1099


Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) continues its commitment to enhancing efficiencies for its customers by taking another step forward in expanding electronic filing for corporate taxpayers. Introduced in tax year 2019, a corporation or partnership can electronically file its income tax return to ADOR.


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) will hold a public auction of unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes beginning Thursday, December 10.

The sale will take place online only and will feature the contents of safe deposit boxes (which include jewelry, coins, currency, and a variety of collectible items) that have not been claimed for many years. 


Be advised, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) will no longer mail pre-populated TPT returns to businesses starting February 1, 2021. ADOR is sending notices with Form TPT-EZ mailings to inform affected taxpayers of this change. As well, businesses can subscribe to due date reminders and the latest announcements.



The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is sending renewal letters to businesses. If a business is selling a product or engaging in a business activity subject to TPT, the business must renew their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license.