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Please Note: As of July 1st, 2013 income derived from commercial leases between two businesses with at least 80% common ownership is exempt from transaction privilege tax. This applies to leases between affiliated companies, businesses, persons, or reciprocal insurers if the lessor holds a controlling interest in the lessee or vice versa. If you have any questions concerning this exemption, please call the Tax and License office at (480)312-2400.

To claim the affiliated entities exemption, please fill out the Claim of Exemption Form and return it as noted.


Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax Seminar
Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Tax Return

Reporting your Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Taxes

Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Tax due dates


Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Tax Interest Schedule (pdf/44kb/1p)

Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Tax Audits


Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax Code
Frequently Requested Forms

Taxable Activities

Tax Rates
The retail tax rate for Scottsdale is 7.95%.
This consists of:
City of Scottsdale 1.65%
State of Arizona 5.6%
Maricopa County 0.7%

Complete Combined Tax Rate List(pdf/14kb/1p) 

  Privilege Tax Rate Table (pdf/244kb/1p)




Job Printing

Use Tax


Retail Sales


Rental of Tangible Personal Property (pdf/36kb/4pp) 


Restaurants and Bars

Real Property Rentals

Telecommunication Services

Construction Contractor, Owner Builders and Speculative Builders Guide

      Construction Factored
      Tax Calculations:

Construction Contractors

Speculative Builders

Monthly Tax Collection Reports 
How Tax Revenues Are Spent
Personal Property Tax
Special Assessments

Property Tax Information

Business Licenses and Permits

Other Information