Arizona sales tax rate changes, March 2019
- Feb 6, 2019 | Gail Cole
In November 2018, the people of Mesa, Arizona, voted to increase local transaction privilege tax rates in order to fund fire, police, and medical services.
Starting March 1, 2019, the following business classifications in Mesa will be taxed at 2%, plus the state rate (5.6%):
- Contracting (owner builder, prime, and speculative builder)
- Job printing
- Maintenance, repair, renovation, and alteration (MRRA)
- Manufactured buildings
- Rental, leasing, and licensing for use (commercial and residential)
- Rental, leasing, and licensing for use of tangible personal property
- Restaurants and bars
- Retail sales
- Timbering and other extraction
- Use tax (inventory and purchases)
- Wastewater removal services
The 2% rate also applies to online marketplace lodging transactions. As of January 1, 2019, all online short-term rental marketplaces are required to register with the Arizona Department of Revenue and charge state and local tax on their bookings. Learn more.