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TPT FILING FREQUENCY
Your transaction privilege tax (TPT) filing frequency is determined by the amount of your total estimated annual combined Arizona, county and municipal TPT liability.
If you would like to change your filing frequency, please download and complete the Business Account Update form and send to ADOR.
Your request to change your filing frequency will be completed in the next available filing period. If you wish to change from monthly to quarterly, this change will occur for the next quarter. If you wish to change to an annual frequency, this will occur in the year after your request. Please continue to file accordingly.
For example, if you complete your Business Account Update form in February 2018 and wish to change from monthly to:
a) Quarterly - this change will occur for the April – June filing period.
b) Annual - this change will occur for the 2019 filing period.
NOTE: Currently, this function cannot be completed online.
DUE DATE REMINDERS
For all taxpayers who elect not to file electronically, TPT returns must be received by the Department before 5:00 p.m. MST on or before the second to last business day of the month. If the return is received after the second to the last business day, the return is not timely regardless of the postmark date. This includes returns filed by mail or hand delivered to the Arizona Department of Revenue.
USING BUSINESS AND DEDUCTION CODES ON YOUR TPT RETURN
Many deduction codes can be used for several business activities, as allowed by statute or code. If a deduction claimed under a business activity is not applicable, the deduction will be disallowed.
NOTE: Taxpayers are required to use the applicable three-digit deduction codes created for allowable state and city deductions. Standardized lists of deduction codes and business code crosswalks can be found on our website, azdor.gov.
CITY OF TUCSON
On Jan. 23, 2018, the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson passed Ordinance No. 11518. This ordinance amended the City Tax Code to increase the tax rate on certain business classifications from 2.5 percent to 2.6 percent, effectuating Propositions 202 and 203 by creating a Gene Reid Park Zoo capital improvement fund, adopting a repeal date and declaring an emergency.
Effective Mar. 1, 2018 and ending Dec. 31, 2027, the tax rate for the following business classifications will increase from 2.5 percent to 2.6 percent:
Amusement (Business Code TU 012); Contracting-Prime (TU 015); Contracting-Speculative Builder (TU 016); Contracting – Owner Builder (TU 037); Job Printing (TU 010); Manufactured Buildings (TU 027); Timbering and Other Extraction (TU 020); Publication (TU 009); Commercial Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use (TU 213); Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use of TPP (TU 214); Restaurant and Bars (TU 011); Retail Sales (TU 017); MRRA Amount (TU 315); Communications (TU 005); Transporting (TU 006); Utilities (TU 004); Use Tax Purchases (TU 029); Use Tax From Inventory (TU 030).
CITY OF SEDONA
On. Jan. 9, 2018, the Mayor and Council of the City of Sedona passed Ordinance No. 2018-01. This ordinance amended the City Tax Code by increasing the City Transaction Privilege Tax, temporarily increasing the rate of taxation from 3 percent to 3.5 percent; providing for a repeal of any ordinance or parts of ordinances or code provisions in conflict herewith; providing penalties for the violation thereof; providing for severability, and designating an effective date and making provision for existing contacts.
Effective Mar. 1, 2018, the tax rate for the following business classifications will increase from 3 percent to a rate of 3.5 percent:
Advertising (Business Code SE 018); Amusements (SE 012); Contracting – Prime (SE 015); Contracting – Speculative Builder (SE 016); Contracting – Owner Builder (SE 037); Job Printing (SE 010); Manufactured Buildings (SE 027); Timbering and Other Extraction (SE 020); Publication (SE 009); Hotels (SE 044); Commercial Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use (SE 213); Rental, Leasing & Licensing for Use of TPP (SE 214); Restaurants and Bars (SE 011); Retail Sales (SE 017); MRRA Amount (SE 315); Communications (SE 005); Transporting (SE 006); Utilities (SE 004).