Arizona sales tax

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Arizona state sales tax rate

5.6%
Base state sales tax rate 5.6%
Local rate range* 0%-5.6%
Total rate range* 5.6%-11.2%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Arizona sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Arizona sales tax information

The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11.2%.

Sales tax is a tax paid to a governing body (state or local) for the sale of certain goods and services. First enacted in the United States in 1921, sales tax dates back to ancient Egyptian times where paintings depict the collection of tax on commodities. Arizona first adopted a general state transaction privilege tax in 1933. Since that time, the rate has risen to 5.6%.

As a business owner selling taxable goods or services, you act as an agent of the state of Arizona by collecting transaction privilege tax from purchasers and passing it along to the Department of Revenue. This is an important point worth emphasizing. Any transaction privilege tax collected from residents belongs to the Department of Revenue. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to manange the transaction privilege tax you collect to remain in compliance with state laws and avoid penalties and interest.

Arizona Sales Tax Rate Guide

Arizona sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Arizona sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Arizona sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Arizona sales tax resources

Arizona sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in Arizona are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

Arizona sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Arizona sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.