On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Arizona, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a new job in the are
  • Applied for a new school
  • Opened a new bank account in the state of Arizona
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Arizona?

In the map of Arizona that is pictured below there are a total of 15 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Apache Cochise Coconino Gila Graham Greenlee La Paz Maricopa Mohave Navajo Pima Pinal Santa Cruz Yavapai Yuma
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 5.6% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 5.6% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Arizona is 7.732%,
  • the highest is within the Pinal County that consists of Mammoth, Superior and this equates to 11.2% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Mohave County, which includes cities like Kingman, Fort Mohave, Golden Valley, Mohave Valley, Topock, Littlefield, Dolan Springs, Peach Springs, Meadview, Yucca, Oatman, Wikieup, Chloride, Hualapai, Hackberry and Valentine and the sales tax in these areas total to 5.6%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Arizona.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

$
-or- Specify Sales Tax Rate
-or- Specify ZIP Code
%

 

You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $100 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Mammoth, AZ with the highest sales tax of 11.2% would mean that your $300 purchase would incur a $11.2 sales tax, taking the total amount to $333.6.

Whereas in Phoenix, AZ the sales tax is only 8.6% and a $300 purchase would equate to $25.8 tax, taking the total to $325.8.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Phoenix 8.60% 85001, 85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85030, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85036, 85037, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85046, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85060, 85061, 85063, 85064, 85065, 85066, 85067, 85068, 85069, 85070, 85071, 85074, 85076, 85078, 85079, 85080, 85082, 85083, 85085, 85097 914943
Tucson 8.70% 85701, 85703, 85705, 85706, 85707, 85708, 85709, 85710, 85711, 85712, 85713, 85714, 85715, 85716, 85717, 85719, 85721, 85723, 85724, 85726, 85728, 85730, 85731, 85732, 85733, 85734, 85744, 85745, 85747, 85748, 85751, 85754, 85756 392198
Mesa 8.30% 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216, 85274, 85275, 85277 348599
Chandler 7.80% 85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246, 85248, 85249, 85286 201920
Glendale 9.20% 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85311, 85312, 85318 197276
Scottsdale 8.05% 85250, 85251, 85252, 85255, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85261, 85262, 85266, 85267, 85271 181651
Gilbert 7.80% 85233, 85234, 85295, 85296, 85297, 85298, 85299 158897
Peoria 8.10% 85345, 85380, 85381, 85382, 85383, 85385 122270
Tempe 8.10% 85280, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85285, 85287 114798
Surprise 8.50% 85374, 85378, 85379, 85387, 85388 89801
Yuma 8.41% 85364, 85365, 85366 85723
Flagstaff 9.18% 86001, 86002, 86003, 86004, 86011 58494
Avondale 8.80% 85323, 85392 51763
Goodyear 8.80% 85338, 85395 48765
Buckeye 9.30% 85326, 85396 42363
Lake Havasu City 7.60% 86403, 86404, 86405, 86406 40517
Sun City 6.30% 85351, 85372, 85373 34993
San Luis 10.71% 85349 34322
Prescott 9.10% 86301, 86302, 86303, 86304, 86313 31731
Bullhead City 7.60% 86429, 86430, 86439, 86442 28800
Sierra Vista 8.05% 85635, 85636 28148
Prescott Valley 9.18% 86312, 86314 27394
Laveen 8.60% 85339 25447
El Mirage 9.30% 85335 23175
Sun City West 6.30% 85375, 85376 23157
Tolleson 8.60% 85353 22522
Green Valley 6.10% 85614, 85622 21594
Litchfield Park 6.30% 85340 20735
Cave Creek 8.60% 85331 20574
Fountain Hills 9.20% 85268, 85269 20002
Kingman 8.10% 86401, 86402 19203
Nogales 8.60% 85621, 85628 18682
Sahuarita 8.10% 85629 17772
Cottonwood 9.85% 86326 17399
Vail 6.10% 85641 17291
Payson 9.48% 85541, 85547 16889
Paradise Valley 8.80% 85253 14478
Window Rock 6.10% 86515 14221
Rio Rico 6.60% 85648 14156
Chino Valley 10.35% 86323 13396
Douglas 9.90% 85607, 85608 13371
Somerton 6.71% 85350 12819
Show Low 8.43% 85901, 85902 12386
Safford 9.10% 85546, 85548 12090
Fort Mohave 5.60% 86426, 86427 10821
Marana 6.10% 85653 10578
Winslow 9.43% 86047 9122
Sedona 9.85% 86336, 86340 8721
Page 9.90% 86040 8583
Camp Verde 10.00% 86322 8381

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Arizona?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Arizona, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Arizona Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Arizona sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Arizona Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Arizona sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Arizona, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Arizona depending on where you operate out of.