City to offer tax amnesty program

The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program. This rare opportunity will allow Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and with reduced interest due on delinquent balances. This is also an opportunity for Tucson businesses that are not licensed to get licensed, without penalty. The amnesty period will run for two months, Sept. 1, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015.

Any Tucson business with delinquent business license fees, tax license fees and/or city sales/use tax on or before Sept. 1, 2015 is eligible for consideration of a penalty waiver and a reduction of half of the interest charged on those delinquent periods. Periods that have been filed without payment in full can also be included in the Tax Amnesty Program.

Unlicensed businesses that obtain a Tucson business and/or tax license during the amnesty period will be eligible for a waiver of penalties associated with failing to obtain a license and submit sales tax in accordance with the Tucson City Code.

To participate in the program, the Amnesty Application Form must be completed and sent to the City of Tucson. The fillable form can be found on the City of Tucson Finance page at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/finance/amnesty. For more information, call the Tax Audit Section at (520) 791-4681 or e-mail questions to Tax-Amnesty@tucsonaz.gov.

During the last Tax Amnesty Program in 2009, 598 businesses participated.

For more information, check out the FAQ.