You owe tax on job printing if:
You are engaged in the business of job printing, embossing, copying,
micrograph and photo reproduction in the city.
Tax rate on job printing
The City of Mesa tax rate is 1.75% of the gross income from the business of
job printing. (Note: The Mesa City Tax rate increased to 1.75%
Collection of tax
You may choose to charge the tax separately on each sale, or include
transaction privilege tax in your price. If you over charge any tax to your
customers, you must remit the excess tax to the city.
If you include tax in your price, you can use
"back into" the tax included in your gross sales.
Exemption: General provisions
Except as provided under the city code all job printing income is subject to
tax. Exclusions from taxable income are based upon the specific deductions
provided by the code. Since you have the burden of documenting any exemption
of deductions you claim, it is recommended that you get an exemption
certificate from your purchaser to support the deduction or exclusion. In
cases in which a certificate is provided which satisfies the code
requirements, the certificate is sufficient in most cases to relieve the
printer from liability for taxes arising from the sale. Exemption
certificates are available from the City upon request.
Exemptions available for items you purchase
||Resale Sales - Printing for another printer is exempt from tax when
materials are resold by the printer.
||Out-of-State Sales - Printing for a non-resident of the state provided the
printer ships or delivers the printed materials to the out-of-state location
of the customer.
||Job printing of newspapers, magazines and other periodicals for a customer
who is engaged in business as a publisher is exempt provided the publisher
is properly licensed.
||Job printing for a qualifying hospital or health care organization.
||Sales of printed materials to publicly funded libraries.
Purchases of paper and ink and other items which are "resold" by the printer
are exempt from tax when purchased from suppliers. Income producing capital
equipment such as presses and copiers etc. are also exempt from tax when
purchased. In addition, chemicals which come into direct contact with the
product for the purpose of causing or permitting a physical change to occur
as part of the manufacturing process are also exempt from tax when