Arizona sales tax guide Arizona sales tax guide


Standard rate

The standard rate in Arizona for sales tax for 2024 is 5.6-11.2%.


Reduced rate

There is no reduced rate for sales tax in Arizona.


Sales of tax-free products and services

There are no specific tax-free products and services listed in Arizona.


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Who is obliged to register sales tax

When you sell in Arizona to Arizona purchasers, you need to be registered for sales tax registration in Arizona to collect and pay sales tax.



Starting October 1, 2019, remote dealers with sufficient physical or economic presence for establishing nexus in Arizona need to be registered to collect and pay sales tax in Arizona. This includes online sellers or remote sellers that have $100,000 in annual Arizona gross sales.

Merchant thresholds by state

Marketplace thresholds by state

The special rules apply to the SAAS business.

Software as Service Tax Thresholds by state.


Online Marketplaces

If all your sales in Arizona come from online marketplaces, in this case, you can’t register for paying sales tax in Arizona. Your marketplace promoter pays the sales tax itself.

If a Marketplace facilitator has a physical presence in Arizona, then it must obtain a TPT(transaction privilege tax) license regardless of the sales amount.

If the Marketplace facilitator is located outside of the state, then it will need to obtain a TPT license only if it meets the threshold requirements for sales to customers from Arizona.

For Marketplace facilitators, the threshold is the same as for remote sellers $100,000.


Sales tax payment and filing date

Depending on your tax liability, determine your filing frequency – either annual monthly or quarterly:

  • Annual – $0 to $2,000;
  • Quarterly – $2,000 to 8,000;
  • Monthly – $8,000 and up.

Sales tax returns are always due on the 20th day of the month following the broadcasting period.  If the filing due date falls on a weekend or holiday, sales tax is due the next day. Quarterly filing periods end on the last days of January, April, July, and October.


Penalty and interest

  • Taxpayers who missed filing an electronic return will be subject to a fine of 5 percent of the tax amount due for filing a paper return. The minimum penalty is $25, including filings with zero obligation.
  • Taxpayers required to pay electronically will be subject to a penalty of 5% of a load of payment made by check or cash.
  • Taxpayers who file their tax return late will be subject to a late file penalty of 4.5% of the tax required to be shown on the return for each month, or a fraction of a month if the return is late. There is a minimum of $25 and a maximum of 25% of the tax due or $100, per return, whichever is bigger.



For certain business positions, transactions are not subject to TPT. The department has created exemption certificates to document non-taxable transactions. This establishes a ground for state and city tax deductions or exemptions. It is to be filled out fully by the purchaser and furnished to the vendor at the time of the sale.


Arizona Sales Tax Holiday

Arizona does not currently have any sales tax holidays.

Arizona’s tax system involves a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), which is similar to a sales tax but is technically a tax on the privilege of doing business in the state. This structure does not include any tax holidays at this time.


Arizona Sales Tax Nexus

  • Physical Nexus: Physical presence includes having an office, warehouse, inventory, or employees in the state. This presence establishes Nexus for both sales and income tax purposes​​.
  • Economic Nexus: For sales tax purposes, Arizona sets an economic Nexus threshold at $100,000 in gross sales or 200 transactions in the state during the current or previous calendar year​​.


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