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Arizona Tax Recovery Program Available Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016 (394 reads)


Arizona taxpayers who have underreported or failed to file returns and pay their taxes will have a limited-time opportunity to come into compliance with Arizona tax laws at reduced cost.

From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2016, the Arizona Tax Recovery Program is available to eligible taxpayers who live, work, or do business in Arizona to pay any back taxes owed to the state without penalty, interest or criminal prosecution. Click here for the Press Release.

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Arizona Luxury Tax Online(ALTO) System Update Notification: NEW Upload Feature for OTP Rebate Requests
Thursday, August 18, 2016 (188 reads)


The Arizona Luxury Tax Online (ALTO) system was updated on August 17, 2016.  The Department has issued a System Update Notification with information regarding recent improvements and changes made to ALTO.  Updates include a new feature that allows tobacco distributors to upload data regarding sales of other tobacco products (“OTP”) directly to rebate requests filed through ALTO.Read More
    
Consumer Alert: Telephone scam artists
Friday, August 12, 2016 (301 reads)


Telephone scam artists are calling and pretending to be with the department. They may demand immediate payment or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing confidential information, such as your Social Security Number. Do not be fooled. If contacted and you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call ADOR at (602) 542-5551 for assistance with your payment issue. If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, immediately hang up the call.Click here for Press Release.Read More
    
Changes to Discount Rates for Tobacco Tax Stamps and Rebate Amounts for Red Stamps
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 (363 reads)


Changes to Discount Rates for Tobacco Tax Stamps and Rebate Amounts for Red Stamps. The Arizona Department of Revenue has issued Luxury Tax Notice 16-3 regarding recent changes to A.R.S. § 42-3458 which will become effective on August 6, 2016.  These changes provide new discount rates for tax stamp purchases, new rebate amounts for red stamps and a new “administrative allowance” for purchases of tax stamps with a face value of zero.
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Revised Administrative Rules Relating to Tobacco Tax – New Electronic Filing Requirement for Rebate Requests
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (363 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue has issued Luxury Tax Notice 16-2 regarding recent changes to the Administrative Rules pertaining to tobacco tax.  These changes include a new requirement that all rebate requests be made electronically through the Arizona Luxury Tax Online (“ALTO”) system.Read More
    
Attention: Motor Vehicle Dealers making Sales to Nonresidents
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (966 reads)


The Department has updated the Nonresident State Tax Rate Schedules that are used when an Arizona motor vehicle seller is making sales of vehicles to nonresident purchasers from states that have lower state tax rates than Arizona’s 5.6% state transaction privilege tax rate. Read More
    
Changes to Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) licensing
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (10213 reads)


Changes to Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) licensing and reporting, as required by law, effective July 1, 2016.Read More
    
Arizona Luxury Tax Online (ALTO) System Update Notification: Auto-fill Cigarette Rebate Requests With Cigarette Return Data!
Friday, June 17, 2016 (520 reads)


The Arizona Luxury Tax Online (ALTO) system was updated on June 15, 2016.  The Department has issued a System Update Notification with information regarding recent improvements and changes made to ALTO.  Updates include a new feature that allows tobacco distributors to populate cigarette rebate requests with data previously submitted in their online cigarette returns.Read More
    
TPT Filing Deadline Extended to Aug. 5
Friday, June 17, 2016 (931 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue has extended the deadline to August 5 at 5 p.m. MST for filing TPT returns for the month of June, which would have been due by the end of July. This is a special extension of the filing deadline as a convenience to taxpayers who are becoming familiar with the department's new online TPT system, TPT-EZ and TPT-2 forms and locations based reporting, which were introduced in early July. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.Read More
    
Tobacco Distributor License Revocation Actions
Monday, June 06, 2016 (541 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue has issued Luxury Tax Notice 16-1 regarding tobacco distributor license revocation actions.  This notice contains important information about license eligibility and revocation actions that may be initiated by the Department for noncompliance with statutory requirements.

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Direct Deposit Is Now Available Through Arizona Luxury Tax Online
Thursday, May 19, 2016 (820 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue now offers direct deposit for Arizona Licensed Tobacco Distributors using the Arizona Luxury Tax Online (ALTO) system! Direct deposit is simple, convenient and best of all it’s FREE! 
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TPT Training Classes Announced
Friday, May 06, 2016 (5231 reads)


If you hold an Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax license, you will want to attend this free class! Changes to the state, county and applicable city transaction privilege tax reporting forms will occur this summer.  Preview the new forms and learn how they will apply to your business. Arizona Department of Revenue staff will be available to answer your questions.Read More
    
Requesting Copies of Tax Documents?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (3310 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue has changed the number of days it will take to process your request for copies of tax documents.  Please allow 10 days for processing after the department receives your request instead of the previously stated 30 days.  Form 450 Request for Copies of Tax Documents has been updated on the department’s website.Read More
    
Arizona Department of Revenue Opens Individual Income Tax Season for Electronic Filing
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (14697 reads)


The Arizona Department of Revenue announces the start of the 2016 electronic tax filing season the week of January 19, 2016.
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January 2016 AZTaxes Changes
Monday, January 11, 2016 (54744 reads)


If you are new to this site, you will find a highly interactive application to create your account and register your business to apply and pay for a transaction privilege tax license or register for withholding.

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2015 Tax Recovery Program Report
Friday, January 08, 2016 (2296 reads)


The Department of Revenue successfully completed the 2015 Tax Recovery Program established by Laws 2015, First Regular Session, Chapter 10.  The final report contains the Program’s revenue collection and distribution details.Read More
    
New Luxury Tax Procedure Issued
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (1636 reads)


LTP 15-3, Procedure for Requesting Authorization to Submit Alternate Proof to Establish Entitlement to a Rebate of Taxes Paid on Tobacco Products, has been issued.  This procedure supersedes LTP15-2.Read More
    
Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) – License Renewal for 2016
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (17295 reads)


The State of Arizona and its Cities and Towns continue to work together to achieve the goal of simplifying the manner in which taxpayers report and pay their Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT). Read More
    
Arizona Tobacco Tax FAQs Issued
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 (2532 reads)


LTN 15-05, which provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding tobacco tax in Arizona, has been issued.Read More
    
Revised and New Transaction Privilege Tax Exemption Certificates Issued
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (5536 reads)


Form 5000, Transaction Privilege Tax Exemption Certificate and Form 5000A, Arizona Resale Certificate, have been revised.

New Form 5000HC, Transaction Privilege Tax Healthcare Exemption Certificate and Form 5000M, Non-TPT Licensed Contractor Certificate (MRRA Project) have been issued.

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January 2016 AZTaxes Changes

If you are new to this site, you will find a highly interactive application to create your account and register your business to apply and pay for a transaction privilege tax license or register for withholding.

Existing Users: Several changes may have occurred since you last logged in:

  • Due to increased security, you will be required to answer four security questions (one time measure) and set up an electronic signature in the form of a six (6) to 10 digit PIN. You will need this PIN when you file and pay your TPT-1.
  • Dashboard functionality has increased which means you are able to view your filing history, liability information and due date information.
  • If you have more than one business, you can now link the accounts within your dashboard.

Look for more enhancements throughout the rest of the year at www.AZTaxes.gov.