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Arizona Local Sales Tax Rate Changes October 2012

Several towns in Arizona will have local sales tax rate changes effective October 1, 2012.


  • Ordinance Number 31-12 makes the Transaction Privilege Tax makes permanent the 3.0% rate currently scheduled to sunset on June 30, 2014.
  • The Rental Occupancy tax is decreased to 2.0%; and
  • the Rental, Leasing and Licensing for Use of Real Property is decreased to 2.0%.

Williams – Ordinance Number 929 “…amends the town tax code by changing Section 4-460 Retail Sales and making a provision for existing contracts.” The tax rate for Retail increases to 3.5% with a Business Classification of WL 004. Contracts entered into prior to the October 1, 2012 effective date should “…be reported under the Retail Contracts (prior to October 1, 2012) utilizing the newly created Business Classification, (WL 007) and is taxed at the rate of three percent (3.0%).” The tax on Food for Home Consumption is eliminated.

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Susan McLain
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Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”