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New Transaction Privilege Tax Notice Issued
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (2164 reads)

This document addresses various questions and provides examples involving changes to the prime contracting classification for Arizona transaction privilege tax (“TPT”), as introduced by Laws 2014, chapter 263 (H.B. 2389). These changes take the place of any changes made by Laws 2013, chapter 255 (H.B. 2111) to A.R.S. §§ 42-5009 and 42-5075.

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97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference Presentations
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (1035 reads)

October 8 – 10, 2014, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort

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Arizona Tobacco Tax Symposium
Friday, September 19, 2014 (2509 reads)


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New exemption certificate issued
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (8239 reads)

Laws 2014, Chapter 7 (SB1413), effective August 1, 2014, establishes a deduction under the utilities classification for the gross receipts from the sale of electricity and natural gas to a business that is principally engaged in a manufacturing or smelting operation, if at least 51% of the electricity or natural gas is used in the manufacturing or smelting operation. 

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Monday, July 14, 2014 (2717 reads)

The Arizona Department of Revenue continues to combat the growing epidemic of tax fraud whereby individuals file false income tax returns using stolen or fictitious taxpayer information. Over the past fiscal year, the Department of Revenue stopped over $74 million dollars in fraudulent refunds from being sent out.

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East Valley Customer Services Center Now Open
Friday, May 16, 2014 (10040 reads)

East Valley Customer Services Center Now Open.

Our East Valley Customer Services Center is now open at 1840 S Mesa Dr., Building #1352, Mesa AZ  85210.

Customer services that are available at our new location include:

  • Making payments
  • Licensing a new business
  • Registering for employer withholding taxes
  • Updating your business account information
  • Dropping off your completed tax return(s)
  • Dropping off required document(s)
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East Valley Office Closure
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (19706 reads)

This office closed on Friday, May 2, 2014. The new location will be opening later this month. Please check back for the actual location and opening date.


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Where’s My Refund, forms and help available
Friday, April 04, 2014 (36008 reads)

More than 1.6 million taxpayers have filed their Arizona individual income tax returns. Individuals must file and pay before the individual income tax deadline on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
There are several ways to file your income tax returns with the most popular being e-Filing.
E-file software offers easy step-by-step instructions, assists in detecting costly errors before filing, and can cut the time to receive a  refund to as little as two weeks with direct deposit. If you owe, you can still e-file and pay electronically by April 15, 2014 to avoid penalties and interest.

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Tobacco Luxury/Use Tax
Thursday, January 16, 2014 (12913 reads)

If you have been purchasing cigarettes prior to August 12, 2012; over the internet, by phone or mail order, you may be receiving a letter from the Cigarette Tax Unit.

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Arizona Tax Talk – Information
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (24057 reads)

The Arizona Department of Revenue invites you to join other tax professionals at one of the seminars to learn about 2013 tax law updates and other important tax tips to help you and your practice.

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A New 2012 Individual Income Tax Form is now Available For Same-Sex Couples That File A Joint Federal Tax Return To Determine Their Starting Point For Their Arizona Single Returns.
Friday, October 11, 2013 (15005 reads)

Earlier this year, the IRS issued a ruling allowing all married same-sex couples to file a joint federal income tax return, regardless of the laws of the state in which the couple resides.  The Arizona Constitution defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  A same sex couple who was married in another state or country but who resides in Arizona is therefore required to file separate Arizona income tax returns as single or, if qualified, head of household.

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NOTICE OF MEETING & AGENDA - MTCC Meeting (September 20, 2013)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (3962 reads)

NOTICE OF MEETING & AGENDA - MTCC Meeting (September 20, 2013)

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2013 Legislative Summaries
Friday, September 06, 2013 (3747 reads)

2013 Legislative Summaries

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013 (3435 reads)

The Arizona Department of Revenue is combating the growing epidemic of a particular type of tax fraud whereby individuals file false income tax returns using stolen or fictitious taxpayer information. Over the past fiscal year, the Department of Revenue has stopped over $31.8 million dollars in fraudulent refunds from being sent out.

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House Bill 2324/Commercial Lease Exemption
Thursday, July 11, 2013 (21146 reads)

The recently enacted HB 2324 (Laws 2013, ch. 27) amends A.R.S. § 42-5069 and A.R.S. § 42-6004 to create an exemption from taxation under the commercial lease classification for leases of real property between affiliated companies, businesses, persons, or reciprocal insurers. At the city level, the Model City Tax Code was amended in accordance with HB 2324 effective July 1, 2013.  Therefore, the cities have ceased imposing transaction privilege taxes on leases affected by HB 2324 beginning July 1, 2013.  However, at the state and county level, HB 2324 does not take effect until September 13, 2013.

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Arizona Department of Revenue Grants Tax Relief to Victims of Arizona Wildfires
Friday, July 05, 2013 (2265 reads)

In response to the effects of the Doce and Yarnell Hill fires, the Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) will grant administrative relief to taxpayers. Explaining the reason for the policy, DOR Director John Greene said dealing with the disaster is the number one priority and the goal is to alleviate any tax concerns of anyone affected by these tragedies.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (7979 reads)

Effective June 1, 2013: The Temporary Tax passed by voters in 2010 expires on May 31, 2013. The current state rate of 6.6 percent on most transactions decreases to 5.6 percent beginning June 1, 2013. The state rate for Transient Lodging will decrease from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent.

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NOTICE OF MEETING & AGENDA -- MTCC Meeting (May 24, 2013)
Monday, May 13, 2013 (2825 reads)

NOTICE OF MEETING & AGENDA -- MTCC Meeting (May 24, 2013)

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Arizona Income Taxpayers April 15 Deadline
Friday, April 12, 2013 (50494 reads)

Taxpayers have until Monday, April 15, 2013 to file their 2012 tax return and pay any tax due.  You may qualify to file your Federal and Arizona individual income tax return for free.  Select the E-Services tab at the top of our home page and select Individuals, or click here for more information.  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly are available at locations throughout the Arizona.  Go to www.cir.org for information and to find a location near you.

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Where’s My Refund
Friday, April 12, 2013 (540116 reads)

If you e-File and choose direct deposit, you can expect your refund within 10 days of the date you filed.  If you filed a paper return, expect your refund within 12 weeks of the date you filed.  Refund status can be obtained by using the automated phone system. Call (602) 255-3381 or toll-free 1-800-352-4090. Have your tax information ready before calling.  Or, you can use the “Where’s My Refund” link on our website www.AZTaxes.gov to check the status of your refund.

If you received a Tax Correction Notice due to an adjustment of the withholding amount you reported, click here for more information.

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