Arizona – Transaction Privilege Tax Changes

SALT Report 3886 – The State of Arizona and its Cities and Towns (Cities) continue to work together to achieve the goal of simplifying the manner in which taxpayers report and pay their Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) through the centralization of licensing and reporting of TPT liabilities for all Cities with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR).

Beginning November 7, 2016, AZTaxes.gov will offer additional functionality. New features include: changing the mailing address on corporate, withholding and transaction privilege and use tax (TPT) licenses; add, edit and/or close locations for TPT licenses; and close accounts for withholding or TPT licenses. It may take up to four hours for you to see the changes to the account(s).

Business owners are encouraged to register to use AZTaxes.gov and update their information before they renew their TPT licenses.

The department will process all TPT license renewals for all jurisdictions this fall. Businesses will receive one renewal notice per license from the department regardless of where the business is located. Businesses with more than one location must renew online at AZTaxes.gov. The due date to renew your TPT license is January 1, 2017. Renewal notices are scheduled to be mailed mid-November.

Effective January 1, 2017: Beginning with your January 2017 TPT return filed in February 2017 TPT return, the Arizona Department of Revenue will be the single point of administration and collection of state, county and municipal transaction privilege tax. Taxpayers will be able to file and pay for all jurisdictions to the department. This means if you currently report to a self-collecting city (i.e. non-program city), your last return to that city will be your December 2016 return filed in January 2017.

For further Information:

https://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/TPTRates/TPT_Tax_Changes201611.pdf