Sales Tax / Business Licenses

Business Tax Workshops (for TPT) and other important workshops offered by ADOR's Education Unit all available via Webex.

Welcome to the City of Flagstaff Sales Tax Division

The Sales Tax Division is responsible for:

  • Licensing local businesses
  • Processing city sales tax returns
  • Performing sales tax audits
  • Collecting delinquent sales tax accounts
  • Providing statistical information for city management and the community

Customer Service

The Sales Tax Division endeavors to provide outstanding customer service to local taxpayers in the Flagstaff community. To that end, city staff will provide answers to tax questions; however, please be advised the City of Flagstaff is not bound by oral advice given by city staff members. Official written responses will be given to questions submitted in writing via mail or email to the division.

Short Term Vacation Rentals

If you own a short term vacation rental you will be required to obtain a transaction privilege tax license from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Short term vacation rentals are required to remit transaction privilege tax at the same rate as a hotel (transient occupancy tax). Obtain your transaction privilege tax license from the Arizona Department of Revenue.

ADOR TPT Administration

Early transition has begun for licensed businesses ahead of the anticipated start date of January 1, 2017. To ensure your business is correctly reporting to ADOR, please review the Sales Tax Changes here.

State TPT License Renewal

The state of Arizona and its cities and towns are working together to simplify how taxpayers report and pay their transaction privilege tax. ADOR requires all licensed businesses to renew their Arizona TPT license by January 1, 2019.

Failure to do so may result in penalties.

Please note that businesses with more than one location will not receive a paper form for renewal and must renew their licenses on Also, taxpayers with an annual TPT or use tax liability of $20,000 or more during the prior calendar year are required to file tax returns electronically (A.R.S § 42-5014) and make tax payments by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). For tax periods beginning on January 1, 2019, the thresholds will lower to annual TPT or use tax liability of $10,000 or more.

Failure to comply with the electronic filing and payment requirements may result in penalties.

In the fall, ADOR will be sending renewal letters on how to renew your TPT license. Please note that you want to make sure all information is current before renewing. Opens in new window

Privilege Tax descriptions (PDF)