The Arizona (AZ) state sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.7%.
Arizona has a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) which is commonly referred to as a sales tax. Counties and cities can also impose a TPT on businesses in their jurisdiction. A TPT is actually a tax on the vendor but the tax is generally passed on to the consumer.
Arizona has a mix of jurisdictions to deal with when managing sales and use taxes. Some cities and counties collect their own tax; some allow the state to collect for them. A complete list can be found at the Arizona Department of Revenue website.
Arizona does not tax food for home consumption or drugs obtained with a valid prescription from an authorized professional.
Arizona has a use tax.
Little known fact: in the early 1900s, Arizona was one of about a dozen states to use sales tax tokens.
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