Arizona State Sales Tax – A Quick Guide for Businesses

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Arizona State Sales Tax is third in our State Spotlight Series. Here is a general guide for what you need to know as a seller working with Arizona.

Rather talk to a human? Call 602-255-3381. Though, the Arizona Department of Revenue warns against long hold times, they do have a few tips to shorten your wait.

Economic Nexus?

No. Arizona is in the minority of the states that don’t have any rules on economic nexus. Still, you can still have to remit sales tax as an out of state business, known as Transaction Privilege Tax or TPT. read more

Alaska State Sales Tax – A Quick Guide for Businesses

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Alaska State Sales Tax: None
Income Tax: None

Though a state sales tax doesn’t actually exist, there are still a variety of taxes found throughout the state. In fact, a pack of cigarettes could cost you almost ten dollars after the sin tax is applied in Anchorage. But the good news is that since there are no state taxes, there are no complicated nexus rules!

So where does Alaska get it’s income?

We can’t discount that Alaska is the third highest proven oil reserve in the country; it’s Alaska’s biggest income source. And while Anchorage’s cigarette sin tax brought in over 22,500,000 dollars, it certainly doesn’t pay for everything. The income is taken from a mixture of tourism, natural resources, and local sales tax. read more

Alabama State Sales Tax- A Quick Guide for Businesses

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The Alabama state sales tax rate for personal property is 4.0%. This includes all food items, even groceries that most states either tax at a lower rate or don’t tax at all.

Keep in mind, local jurisdictions have their own rates. Cities and counties can add on their own taxes, upping the rate you need to collect.

If you know the address, but not any other information you can use EcomTax’s rate look up tool.

Bypass the machine. To talk to a person, call 334-242-1170 and press 3 for an Alabama state sales tax representative. Then follow the prompts. read more