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Contracting FAQs
Thursday, April 09, 2015 (1261 reads)


During the 2013, 2014, and 2015 legislative sessions, the legislature made significant changes to how Arizona transaction privilege tax (“TPT”) applies to activities involving the modification or alteration of real property.  This document addresses various questions and provides examples involving the implications of the changes to the Prime Contracting classification effective January 1, 2015.  This document does not address other activities that may be taxable under the Prime Contracting classification.

 

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Tobacco E-File Program
Monday, March 23, 2015 (979 reads)


The Arizona Legislature passed a law requiring tobacco distributors to file reports and returns and remit payments electronically, beginning July 1, 2015.  This webpage was established to communicate important information and instructions to distributors for this new requirement.  The Department is currently working with a vendor to ensure that the e-file system is in place for the July 20, 2015 filing date.

The e-file system will be used to register distributors, pay license fees, renew licenses, file reports and returns, pay tobacco liabilities (excise tax, penalties, and interest), purchase stamps, and upload invoice detail and images.  Over the next several months the Department will provide training materials, configuration requirements, and other important updates.

Due to the short window to prepare for the release of the e-file system, please check this site frequently for new information.

The Luxury Tax Notice (LTN) below contains important information regarding the new requirement and provides hyperlinks to Arizona Revised Statutes and the PACT Act.

LTN 15-1
 

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Contracting Classes
Monday, March 16, 2015 (9290 reads)


These sessions will provide an explanation of the statutory prime contracting changes that went into effect January 1, 2015, along with recent legislation passed (SB 1446), and a discussion of licensing and filing requirements for contractors from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Attend one of these free sessions to understand how the transaction privilege tax will apply to your business in the future.  Also, learn how these changes are reported on the TPT-1 form as well as other form changes.


 

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ALERT! 4th Quarter 2014 Delinquency Notice
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 (2417 reads)


During the week of February 23, 2015, the Department issued delinquency notices for the A1-QRT for 4th Quarter 2014.  Please disregard the notice as it was sent out in error.  Tax returns for this quarter are currently still being processed.  If you are registered for AZTaxes.gov, you can login and check the status of your tax return.  We apologize for the notice and any inconvenience this has caused.
 

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ARIZONA LUXURY TAX RULING
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 (3047 reads)


This ruling addresses various transfers of untaxed tobacco products between manufacturers, importers, and distributors.

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Proposed Luxury Tax Procedure
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 (1835 reads)


Proposed Luxury Tax Procedure providing guidance on what a person whose tobacco distributor’s license has been revoked must do with unaffixed tax stamps and untaxed tobacco products in its possession, once the Department’s revocation of its license is final. - Comments due March 4, 2015

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IRS and US-CERT Caution Users: Prepare for Heightened Phishing Risk This Tax Season
Monday, February 02, 2015 (2068 reads)


Throughout the year, scam artists pose as legitimate entities—such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other government agencies, and financial institutions—in an attempt to defraud taxpayers.

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Retail Changes Effective January 1, 2015
Thursday, January 08, 2015 (10095 reads)


Retail Changes Effective January 1, 2015

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NOTICE: Please disregard any copies of the instructions for the 2014 Form 322 that you obtained prior to December 16, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (7547 reads)


NOTICE:  Please disregard any copies of the instructions for the 2014 Form 322 that you obtained prior to December 16, 2014 because they incorrectly referenced contributions made or fees paid to a public school during the period January 1, 2015 to April 15, 2015.   Contributions made or fees paid to a public school after December 31, 2014 will not qualify for a credit on the 2014 tax return.

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Proposed Luxury Tax Ruling
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (3341 reads)


Proposed Luxury Tax Ruling addressing the various transfers of tobacco products as affected by Laws 2014, chapter 160 (“HB 2674”). - Comments due January 7, 2015

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97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference Presentations
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (4569 reads)


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

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Arizona Tobacco Tax Symposium
Friday, September 19, 2014 (4187 reads)


 

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New exemption certificate issued
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (14080 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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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE STOPS $74 MILLION IN FRAUDULENT REFUNDS
Monday, July 14, 2014 (4197 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 (15988 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 (25207 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 (109150 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 (18082 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 (29242 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 (21251 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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