Licensing Information Beginning 2017

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The licensing process has been simplified!

AZTaxes.gov is the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website for online licensing, filing, and payment of business taxes for all taxing jurisdictions, including the City of Mesa.

Effective January 1, 2017:
If you conduct a business subject to Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), also referred to as Sales Tax, you are required, by law, to get a new license or renew your current license through the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR).

Beginning with your January 2017 TPT return (filed in February 2017), the Arizona Department of Revenue will be the single point of administration and collection of state, county and municipal transaction privilege tax. Taxpayers will be able to file and pay for all jurisdictions to the department. This means if you currently report to the City of Mesa, your last return to Mesa will be your December 2016 return (filed in January 2017).

AZTaxes.gov – Licensing Your Business with the Arizona Department of Revenue

This tutorial provides an overview of the online transaction privilege tax licensing process.



SPECIAL SITUATIONS FOR LICENSES

If you need a new license with the Arizona Department of Revenue and with the City of Mesa

Start date in 2016
License applications for both ADOR and the City can be accessed through the AZTaxes.gov. Applying online is fast and easy and ensures that the City license information has been entered into the State database. This will facilitate a smooth transition of your account with no disruption of service.

License applications submitted online through AZTaxes.gov may be assessed the Mesa 2016 TPT licensing fee even though you may already have an active Mesa tax license for 2016. The ADOR and the City of Mesa are working together to ensure that this does not happen; however, if this should happen, please complete a License Fee Refund Form and submit to the City for a refund of the duplicate fee paid by you.

Start date in 2017
License applications for both ADOR and the City can be accessed through the AZTaxes.gov.

The City of Mesa will not accept any TPT license applications with a 2017 Mesa start date. You MUST obtain your license with ADOR and choose the Mesa Region Code (ME) to obtain your Mesa license.

License applications submitted online through AZTaxes.gov will be assessed the Mesa TPT licensing fees.

 If you need an ADOR TPT license, but already have a City of Mesa license

This tutorial provides an overview of the online transaction privilege tax licensing process.

License applications with a business start date in 2016 submitted online through AZTaxes.gov may be assessed the Mesa 2016 TPT licensing fee even though you may already have an active Mesa tax license for 2016. The ADOR and the City of Mesa are working together to ensure that this does not happen; however, if this should happen, please complete a License Fee Refund Form and submit to the City for a refund of the duplicate fee imposed.

License applications with a business start date in 2017 submitted online through AZTaxes.gov will be assessed the Mesa TPT licensing fees.

License Fee Refund Form

If you have a license with ADOR and the City and wish to immediately begin reporting TPT through AZTaxes.gov

Beginning January 1, 2017, all businesses will be required to file their TPT returns through the ADOR website. In some cases, you might wish to begin filing with the State immediately.

In order to facilitate a smooth transition, after you have ensured you are properly registered with Mesa at the ADOR, please complete the

Request to File and Report to ADOR

This will ensure that

  1. you do not receive a City paper TPT return;
  2. you do not file with the City twice – once through ADOR and once on the City return; or that
  3. your account will not be considered delinquent if you do not file with the City. Once your form has been approved, you will be able to file online through AZTaxes.gov.

If you were charged a 2016 City of Mesa license fee during the ADOR licensing process, but already had an active 2016 Mesa license.

You may request a refund of the license fee if you applied for a State license online and were charged a fee, but already had an active Mesa license. Please fill out and submit an

Request for Refund of Duplicate 2016 License Fees Paid


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