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Since 2017, businesses are required to file all their TPT activity with ADOR through a centralized reporting and payment system, which makes it easier to file one return per TPT license.
Previously, taxpayers with activity in non-program cities would file with both cities and ADOR. However, separate city returns for current activity are no longer required. Additionally, because of the statutory changes requiring centralized processing and reporting of TPT for all cities with ADOR, businesses may no longer receive a paper TPT-EZ form in the mail if they have more than one business location or additional region or deduction codes that trigger the online filing requirement.
Nonetheless, we strongly encourage taxpayers to file online at AZTaxes.gov for faster processing and fewer errors. Businesses needing assistance with AZTaxes.gov or other questions can contact (602) 255-3381.
It is our understanding that with the recent legislation passed in Arizona regarding economic nexus that some prepared food delivery (PFD) companies believe their business activity falls within the definition of a “marketplace facilitator.”
The Arizona statutes define a marketplace facilitator as a person or business operating a marketplace and facilitating retail sales. Third-party prepared food delivery companies are not “marketplace facilitators.”
The main difference is that these companies do not facilitate retail sales. Third-party food delivery companies facilitate restaurant sales and transport food between the restaurant and consumer. As such, these companies are not a marketplace facilitator by definition. The restaurant’s sales are taxable under the restaurant classification.
The restaurant must report and remit the TPT on the full price of the prepared food (even if a portion is retained by PFD) because they are engaged in a taxable activity.
Please contact the Tax Research and Analysis for additional information on this issue.
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For further assistance, please call (602) 716-RENT (7368), or email [email protected]. PMCs can also register, file and pay online at www.AZTaxes.gov. The process is fast and secure.