File and Pay Business Taxes and Fees


City of Tucson Taxpayer Assistance Offices Have Moved

Effective Monday, September 13th, the City of Tucson Taxpayer Assistance Group is located in the County-City Public Works Center at 201 N Stone Ave (on the northwest corner of Stone Avenue and Alameda Street). The Taxpayer Assistance Group includes the License, Investigations, and Tax Audit sections.

The Business License counter is now located inside the Tucson Development Center, on the north side of the first floor of the Public Works Center.  Our customer service representatives can be found at the west end of the counter, facing the cashier window.  In-person “walk-in” hours are now the same as the Development Center’s hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Applicants and business owners should check in upon arrival at the QLess kiosks near the cashier window.  For in-person customer service by appointment on Fridays, please call the License Section at (520) 791-4566.

The License Section’s phone center is still open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, and we are still available via email.  Also, the Taxpayer Assistance Group has a new, single, fax line, replacing all of the separate fax lines for each section:  (520) 791-3114.

The closest City parking garage to the County-City Public Works Center is the Library Garage, at 45 W Alameda St, on the south side of Alameda from the Public Works Center.  The first hour of parking at the Library Garage is free.  We look forward to serving you in our new home!


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 Taxpayer Assistance Group.

Contact the License Section at:

Phone:  (520) 791-4566

Fax:  (520) 791-3114


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

Office address:  County-City Public Works Building, 201 N Stone Ave, 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.