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Phoenix Eliminates Tax on Food for Home Consumption


 Phoenix, Arizona.

In October 2013, the Phoenix City Council approved a reduction in the privilege tax rate for retail sales of food for home consumption. At the time, the rate was 2%.

Effective January 1, 2014, the privilege (sales) tax rate for retail sales of food for home consumption in Phoenix, Arizona, was reduced to 1%.

Effective April 1, 2015, the tax will be completely eliminated (0%).

The City of Phoenix offers guidance to help businesses properly report retail food sales activity, understanding that the change comes in the middle of a reporting period for some sellers. Please see this tax bulletin for additional information.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.