The long awaited day has finally come, the day in which all Sales & Use tax compliance addicts rejoice as Arizona finally rolls out the TPT Simplification.  That’s right folks, after a couple of false starts in recent years, TPT Simplification is LIVE on the Arizona website and I’m going to tell you all you need to know to quickly make the transition.

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First things first – are you a new user?  If so, you will need to complete the New User Enrollment located at https://www.aztaxes.gov/Home.  Want to have some step by step help?  Check out the step-by-step tutorial by Arizona located here: https://www.azdor.gov/tutorials/enrollmentstart.html.  Arizona has done a fantastic job providing documentation and step by step tutorials for all aspects of this launch.

Need to file a TPT return?  Check out the step by step instructions and tutorial located here:  https://www.azdor.gov/tutorials/filingstart.html.  Not seeing your local level accounts or need some additional assistance with troubleshooting?  Check out this page and if you don’t see the tutorial you are looking for and you can browse on additional resources:  https://www.azdor.gov/tutorials/index.html.  If you choose additional resources, you will be provided with links to the AZ DOR website, the AZ DOR Education Website, and the AZ DOR YouTube Channel.

In addition to the tutorials listed above, the AZ DOR has a webpage designed specifically for TPT tax where you can find additional guidance, resources, and subscription opportunities.  To find this page, navigate to:  https://www.azdor.gov/TransactionPrivilegeTax(TPT).aspx

Here is a snippet from the page that provides insight into the information that you can find and the guidance available:

The State of Arizona and its Cities and Towns (Cities) continue to work together to achieve the goal of simplifying the manner in which taxpayers report and pay their Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) through the centralization of licensing and reporting of TPT liabilities for all Cities with the Arizona Department of Revenue. 

  • The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is the central licensing and reporting for Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), as required by law, effective January 1, 2017.
  • ADOR strongly encourages all businesses to register and file their transaction privilege taxes using AZTaxes.gov.
  • All businesses must file by location number on the city detail section of your return. The location number can be found on your TPT License. Taxpayers registered in AZTaxes may access their location list online.
  • State law requires businesses with more than one physical location in Arizona to file tax returns electronically via AZTaxes.gov (see A.R.S. § 42-5014.H.
  • ADOR no longer accepts the TPT-1 form for reporting periods beginning on or after June 1, 2016. Two new forms are available to accommodate location-based reporting for filing periods beginning on or after June 1, 2016. The TPT-EZ is a simplified tax form for businesses with one location or jurisdiction. The TPT-2 replaces the outdated TPT-1 for use by multi-location or multi-jurisdiction businesses. 
  • ADOR staff is available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (M.S.T.) if you have questions or need assistance on using AZTaxes.gov, contact us toll-free at 1(844) 698-9176 or by email at AskTPT@azdor.gov.

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Noelle Ard

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