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Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax in Arizona on February 1

  • Jan 31, 2013 | Gail Cole

 Live in Flagstaff? At Midnight Tonight, You'll Pay Sales Tax on Amazon Purchases.

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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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.