transactional privilege tax

The Arizona Department of Revenue ruled that custom video production, marketing and graphic design services are not subject to Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT). The retail classification of the TPT is imposed on the gross receipts from the business of selling tangible personal property at retail, and there is an exemption for gross receipts of “[p]rofessional

By Open Weaver Banks and Liz Cha

The Arizona Department of Revenue (Department) issued a taxpayer information ruling stating that a taxpayer’s gross income from transactions provided through the use of computer software is not subject to tax under the personal property rental classification for Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax purposes. 

The taxpayer’s software provides its

By Nicole Boutros and Jeff Friedman

The Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue affirmed an Administrative Law Judge determination that a taxpayer must pay the Transaction Privilege Tax on sales of access to the taxpayer’s subscription-based online research service. The Director reasoned that these sales were taxable as rentals of tangible personal property—and not

By Kathryn Pittman and Andrew Appleby

The Arizona Department of Revenue determined that a taxpayer providing online backup and restoration services was subject to Arizona’s transaction privilege tax (TPT) after concluding that the receipts from such services were taxable as rentals of prewritten software. The taxpayer provided services that automatically backed up and restored files. As

By Mary Alexander and Prentiss Willson

The Arizona Department of Revenue determined in a private letter ruling that gross receipts from “renting” prewritten software available online are subject to Arizona’s transaction privilege tax (TPT). The definition of tangible personal property for purposes of the TPT includes the electronic delivery of software. Thus, according to the

By Suzanne Palms and Andrew Appleby

The Arizona Department of Revenue determined that shipping and handling fees were subject to Arizona’s transaction privilege tax (TPT). The company sold tangible personal property via the Internet. The company’s affiliates fulfilled the orders, which included activities such as labeling, packaging and shipping the items via common carrier. The