Arizona Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax rules.


If you're doing business in Arizona, it's a privilege. So much so that the Arizona Department of Revenue requires you to pay a transactional privilege tax (sales tax) if you have nexus within the state. Not sure what we're talking about? Our guide to Arizona transactional taxes can help you out. Get started below.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of Arizona Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting Arizona internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in Arizona such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

Registering to Collect Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax

You'll want to get started establishing Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary Transaction Privilege Tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in Arizona.

Collecting Transaction Privilege Tax in Arizona

After you've registered your business with the Arizona Department of Revenue, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as Arizona sales tax exemptions, Transaction Privilege Tax holidays, and determining state and local Transaction Privilege Tax rates.

Filing Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the Arizona Department of Revenue and collecting Transaction Privilege Tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, Transaction Privilege Tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

Transaction Privilege Tax on Arizona Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in Arizona. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.