Tucson Transaction Privilege Tax & Use Tax Rates
|City/Town Name: Tucson City Code: TU||Business Code||Tax Rate|
|Timbering and Other Extraction||020||2.60%|
|Bed Surtax (Additional Tax) (Per night)||035||$4.00 ea|
|Commercial Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use||213||2.60%|
|Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use of TPP||214||2.60%|
|Restaurants and Bars||011||2.60%|
|Public Utility (Additional Communications)||105||4.50%|
|Public Utility (Additional Utility)||104||4.50%|
|Public Utility Right of Way||133||1.50%|
|Use Tax Purchases||029||2.60%|
|Use Tax From Inventory||030||2.60%|
|If you report under Communications (Business code 005), this city has an Additional Public Utility tax rate that must be applied and reported (Business Code 105). If you report under Utilities (Business code 004), this city has an Additional Public Utility tax rate that must be applied and reported (Business Code 104).|
Amendments or Special Provisions
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 1, 2003 the tax rate increased to 6.00%. Effective July 1, 2009, the per room per night surcharge will be $2. Effective July 1, 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 Tucson Code Section 19-130.1 is repealed effective January 1, 2015.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
Transaction Privilege Tax License Fee is collected by ADOR.
Renewal License Fee collected by ADOR.
Penalty if license is not renewed is half of the renewal fee and is collected by ADOR.
Cancel a Transaction Privilege Tax License at AZTaxes.gov
City of Tucson Annual Business License
City of Tucson Business License is collected by City of Tucson annually.
Penalty if Business License is not renewed is half of the renewal fee and is collected by the City of Tucson.
History of Rate Changes
Transaction Privilege Tax
2.60% (effective March 1, 2018)
2.50% (effective July 1, 2017)
2.00% (through June 30, 2017)
2.60% (effective March 1, 2018)
2.50% (effective July 1, 2017);
2.00% (effective July 1, 2003)
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726