Tax Audit

20 E. Main St, Suite 450
Mesa, AZ 85201

Mailing Address:
Tax Audit
P.O. Box 1466, MS1170
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Contact Information

Phone: 480-644-3816
FAX: 480-644-2687


Tax questions

Tax Simplification

Community Facilities District questions



What's New

Property Manager guidance on TPT for residential rentals 

ADOR Construction Contracting classes--Sign up today to find out about the 2015 Legislative Changes 

Mesa TPT Simplification 

Ord 5259 - passed and adopted December 8, 2014. Effective 30 days after adoption (see also Resolutions 10567 & 10570)

Model City Tax Code changes - approved 10/10/14 (Mesa City Council considering codifying this change to the Mesa Tax Code)

Important When Purchasing an Existing Business

Pursuant to the Mesa Tax Code, a purchaser of an existing business can be held liable for past due taxes, interest and penalties owed by the seller of the business.

In order to avoid this successor liability, the purchaser must request from the seller a copy of a Certificate of Compliance that the seller has obtained from the City’s Tax Audit & Collections Department which states that the seller does not have any amounts due the City. (Refer to Mesa Tax Code Section 5-10-595 for additional information)

Tax Rates

The retail tax rate in Mesa is currently 8.05%.  This consists of:
City of Mesa 1.75%
(remitted to the City of Mesa)
State of Arizona 5.6%
(remitted to the State)
Maricopa County 0.7% (remitted to the State)
Other tax rates:
Use Tax 
 1.75%  (remitted to the City of Mesa)
 Transient Lodging Tax (TLT)  5.0%  (remitted to the City of Mesa)







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