File and Pay Business Taxes and Fees

Office Closure Alerts

Ongoing:  As part of the City of Tucson's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease), all customer service counters and lobbies in City buildings, including City Hall, are closed to the public until further notice. 

The License Section is working with minimal staff in the office, while the majority of our staff work from their homes.  Emails can still be sent to the License email box,, and the License phone line is available to leave voice mail messages only.


Starting with the January 2017 tax period, all current privilege (sales) taxes for the City of Tucson MUST be filed with the Arizona Department of Revenue using the city region code 'TU'.

Any privilege tax returns for periods up to and including December 2016 should still be filed with the City of Tucson Revenue Division.

Contact the License Section at:

Phone:  (520) 791-4566  VOICE MAIL ONLY

Fax:  (520) 791-5082


Mailing address:  City of Tucson License Section, PO Box 27210, Tucson, AZ, 85726-7210

Office address:  Tucson City Hall, 255 W Alameda St, Tucson, AZ, 85701


Go to e-Tax: Tucson Tax and License Online     

Through this site you can:

  • apply for a new Tucson business license
  • file a privilege (sales) tax return for a tax period PRIOR to January 1, 2017
  • pay license fees and taxes due
  • review account information
  • contact tax and license representatives for help with any questions you may have

Click here to get more information about e-Tax!


Following are forms that can be used if you do not already have a pre-printed tax return covering a period for which you need to file with the City of Tucson PRIOR to January 1, 2017.  When printing any of these forms for mailing, or to bring in to our office, please print the form double-sided (duplex).

pdf Fillable Form  This form, while fillable, does not perform any calculations.  All appropriate fields must be completed, and then the form may be printed.  This form must be opened for filling and printing in Adobe Reader (may also be called Adobe Acrobat Reader, or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on your computer).

pdf Manual (Non-Fillable) Form  This form must be printed and completed by hand.

pdf Tax Return Instructions  These are comprehensive instructions for completion of the city tax return forms.