1. Imposes a 4.00% transient rental tax on rent from persons renting accommodations for less than 30 consecutive days and a $1 per night charge per room rented, but not as a part of the model tax code. Effective July 01, 2003 the tax rate increased to 6.00%. Effective July 01, 2009, the per room per night surcharge will be $2. Effective July 01, 2016, the per room per night surcharge will be $4.
2. Sec. 19-310. Licensing: Duration of license; transferability; display.(Annual Renewal of Transaction Privilege Tax License began January 1, 2015) (a) Except as provided in 19-320, the privilege license shall be the valid only for the calendar year in which it is issued unless renewed each year by filling the appropriate application for renewal and paying the renewal fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) which is due and payable on January 1 and shall be considered delinquent if not received on or before the last business day of January. Application and payment for renewal must be received within the tax collector’s office by such date to be deemed filed and paid. (d) Any taxpayer who fails to renew his license on or before the date provided in subsection (a) above shall be deemed to be operating without a license after such date and until the appropriate application for renewal and renewal fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) has been received by the tax collector.
3. Tucson Code Section 19-130.1 is repealed effective January 01, 2015.
4. Ordinance 11904 was passed by the Mayor and Council on May 25, 2022 amending the City Tax Code by extending the additional five-tenths of one percent (0.5%) tax rate increase on certain business classifications for an additional ten-year period through June 30, 2032.
Tax License and Tucson Business License Information
Transaction Privilege Tax License
$20 Transaction Privilege Tax License Fee is collected by ADOR. www.AZTaxes.gov
$20 Renewal License Fee collected by ADOR. www.AZTaxes.gov
Penalty if License is not renewed is $10 and is collected by ADOR.
Cancel a Transaction Privilege Tax License at: www.AZTaxes.gov
City of Tucson Annual Business License
City of Tucson Business License Fee: $50 per year.
Business license fee is collected by City of Tucson annually: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/finance/apply
Penalty if Business License is not renewed is $25 and is collected by the City of Tucson.