TPT Simplification

Special Notice Regarding TPT Simplification TPT Filing Changes

Beginning with sales tax returns for January 2017, which are due in February 2017, sales taxes for all cities and towns in Arizona must be filed and paid to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR).  beginning with the January 2017 period, your City of Tucson sales tax must be filed using ADOR’s AZtaxes.gov website.  The exception to this rule is for businesses that have only one location or jurisdiction, which may either file on AZtaxes.gov or using ADOR’s paper TPT-EZ form available on their primary website (azdor.gov).  The City of Tucson will no longer be accepting sales tax returns or payments for periods which end after December 31, 2016.  The City of Tucson will still be accepting sales tax returns and payments for periods that occurred prior to January 1, 2017.

In order to file for the City of Tucson with ADOR, your business will need to have a current, valid TPT license with the state, which includes the city region code “TU”.  If your business does not have a current, valid TPT license with ADOR, please apply for one on the AZtaxes.gov website, or by completing a paper JT-1 application available from the azdor.gov website.

Licensing Changes

Tax Licenses:  ADOR will be collecting the $20.00 municipal tax license fee for the City of Tucson for calendar year 2017 going forward.  ADOR started to mail renewal letters this month.

Business Licenses:  The City of Tucson will continue to issue a business license for every Tucson business.  The annual business license fee of $50.00 will be due and paid to the City of Tucson. We will be mailing our annual calendar year renewals beginning in late November, so all Tucson businesses should receive theirs by the middle of December.

Tobacco and Liquor Licenses:  Retail tobacco licenses will continue to be issued by the City of Tucson, and renewals for tobacco licenses will be mailed at the same time as the calendar year business license renewals.  Liquor licenses will continue to be issued by the City, and the fees will continue to be billed quarterly as they have been.

Event Licenses and Other Regulated Licenses:  Pawn or secondhand businesses, special event vendors, and businesses with some of the less common regulated business licenses within the City of Tucson will be receiving separate letters explaining the licensing and reporting process.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call the License Section at (520) 791-4566 or call the Arizona Department of Revenue at (602) 255-3381.