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Arizona: TPT License Renewal Requirements


 It is coming to Arizona, just a bit later than anticipated.

Every Arizona business is required to renew its transaction privilege tax license at the start of each year, as licenses are valid for one calendar year only. The renewal is due by January 1 even if a business has no changes to report.

The state of Arizona and its cities are working towards simplifying the complex transaction privilege tax system currently in place. Simplification is time-consuming and its complete implementation—initially scheduled for January 1, 2015--will be Department of Revenue should start administering TPT for all municipal taxing jurisdictions.

Until that time, AZDOR is requiring all State TPT taxpayers to renew their licenses with the Department of Revenue and with appropriate cities.

Taxpayers will be mailed forms from the state and/or city in the coming months, and are asked to “please read the instructions and submit all forms to the proper taxing jurisdiction by the due date indicated.” The department reminds that it is “very important that you return the completed form and payment, if applicable, to the correct entity for handling and processing.”

While the department will mail renewal forms to all registered businesses, those with a city license in the following cities may also receive a separate renewal notice from those cities:

  • Apache Junction
  • Avondale
  • Bullhead City
  • Chandler
  • Douglas
  • Flagstaff
  • Glendale
  • Mesa
  • Nogales
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Scottsdale
  • Sedona
  • Somerton
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Wilcox

Additional information, including fees associated with renewal and filing frequency changes, is available on the AZDOR website.

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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.