Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax in Arizona on February 1
- Jan 31, 2013 | Gail Cole
Tomorrow brings a new world for Amazon shoppers in Arizona. Effective February 1, 2013, "Amazon.com and its wholly owned retailers" will collect and remit the transaction privilege tax (TPT). The TPT is Arizona's equivalent of a sales tax.
By now, maybe the news that Amazon is collecting sales tax in yet another state is old hat. When the online retail giant started collecting tax on purchases originating in California, which has a population of more than 38 million, people stood up and took notice. Arizona, with a population of roughly 6.5 million, is drawing fewer "oohs" and "aahs."
In any event, beginning at 12:01 a.m. tonight, folks from Tucson to Flagstaff will have to pay Arizona's state TPT rate of 6.6% on their purchases, along with any applicable local transaction privilege taxes.
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