Business License

Transaction Privilege Tax

Although commonly referred to as a sales tax, the Arizona transaction privilege tax (TPT) is actually a tax on a vendor for the privilege of doing business in the state. Various business activities are subject to transaction privilege tax and must be licensed.

If a business is selling a product or engaging in a service subject to TPT, a license from the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) would likely be needed as well as a transaction privilege tax or business/occupational license from the city or cities in which the business is based and/or operates.

ADOR collects the tax for the counties and cities; however, tax rates vary depending on the type of business activity, the city and the county.

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City of Winslow Business License

Pursuant to Section 5.04 of the City Code, registration of all business activities and enterprises physically located within the City of Winslow shall be required to provide the City with necessary information concerning the businesses within the City, including but not limited to the nature of the business enterprise, the number of employees, place of business, and emergency contacts, in order to protect the health, welfare and safety of the City’s inhabitants and also to assist in the establishment and development of businesses within the City. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 995 § 1 (part), 2006)