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Sales & Use Tax Information

Transaction Privilege Sales tax returns will continue to be filed with the City of Scottsdale until further notice. The changes that were implemented by the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) on July 1, 2016 DO NOT impact the current non-program cities, including the City of Scottsdale. If you have any questions, please call the Tax and License office at 480-312-2400
As of July 1, 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 (PDF) and return it as noted.

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)

Transaction Privilege (Sales) & Use Tax Audits

Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax Code (PDF)

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)

Privilege Tax Rate Table (PDF)

Advertising (PDF)

Publishing (PDF)

Job Printing (PDF)

Use Tax (PDF)

Retail Sales (PDF)

Amusements (PDF)

Rental of Tangible Personal Property (PDF)

Hotel/Motel (PDF)

Restaurants and Bars (PDF)

Real Property Rentals (PDF)

Telecommunication Services (PDF)

Construction Contractor, Owner Builders and Speculative Builders Guide (PDF)

Construction Factored Tax Calculations:

Construction Contractors (Excel)

Speculative Builders (Excel)

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

Office Location

Phone Number/Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. except City Holidays
If fingerprint processing is required,
please arrive at our office by 4:30 p.m.
P: 480-312-2400
F: 480-312-4806
Tax and License Office Location
Business Services Tax and License
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251