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This resource can be used to find the transaction privilege tax rates for any location within the State of Arizona. Use the physical address or the zip code, or if it is unknown, the Map Locator link can be used to find the location. Select the appropriate business description and the state/county and city (if applicable) transaction privilege tax rates along with the business codes needed to report your transaction will be displayed. Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox currently support this feature.
Important Information When Municipalities Pass Tax Rate Changes
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) remains focused on serving taxpayers, and the department feels it is important to provide awareness on the sometimes difference between ADOR updating a rate change on its tax tables and the taxing jurisdiction.
The department has an agreement in place with municipalities that includes a process for tax rate changes by any city or town. There is a 60-day period before implementation so customers and transaction privilege tax (TPT)-licensed businesses have time to prepare for the tax rate change.
While ADOR can update its system promptly, there are factors with direct impact on businesses, including giving affected businesses enough time to update their sales systems and allowing tax software providers the necessary time to update their software for timely dissemination to clients.
The department recognizes the importance of providing businesses adequate time to update their systems so they can accurately report and file TPT liability. A business is subject to penalty and interest when it files and fails to remit the correct tax amount because of not having ample time to update a tax collection system for new tax compliance.
Also, a business can pass on transaction privilege tax to its customers. Without adequate time to implement an increased tax rate, however, a business may pass on the wrong tax to customers. For businesses that collect the new tax rate prior to the effective date, the tax should be submitted to ADOR as “excess city tax” and listed on the reporting form through the online filing process on AZTaxes.gov.