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TPT Simplification

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) and Arizona’s 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).  Due to the complexity in incorporating the City’s requirements into the Department’s information technology system, ADOR will not be the single point of licensing, filing and payment of all TPT on January 1, 2015, as originally planned. However, taxpayers should be aware that there will be changes to licensing and filing requirements effective January 1, 2015. We are confident these changes will be the first step in making it easier for Arizona businesses to report their State, County and City TPT taxes.

For 2015, taxpayers will continue to file transaction privilege taxes to the state and most municipalities as they do today. Bullhead City, Somerton, and Willcox will become Program Cities as of January 1, 2015 (Program Cities are the cities for which the ADOR licenses and collects TPT). Taxpayers located in these three cities will report and pay their TPT to the State. The cities of Apache Junction, Avondale, Chandler, Douglas, Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, Nogales, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tempe, and Tucson will continue to administer their own privilege taxes through the 2015 calendar year. Beginning January 1, 2016, ADOR will become the single point of administration and collection of State, county and municipal transaction privilege tax.