If you purchased a business the purchaser can be held liable for payment on past due taxes pursuant to Tax Code Section: 5-10-595 Collection of taxes when there is succession in and/or cessation of business and Mesa City Code 1-32 “Collection of Delinquent Amounts Owed to the City”. The purchaser should require proof that the taxes have been paid by having the former owner produce a Certificate of Compliance from the Tax Audit & Collections Department.
If past taxes are due at the time of the sale, the purchaser shall withhold from the purchase money an amount sufficient to cover the taxes required to be paid, and interest or penalties due and payable, until the former owner produces a receipt from the Tax Collector showing all City tax has been paid or a certificate of compliance stating that no amount is due as then shown by the records of the Tax Collector.
If you have any questions regarding Successor Liability, please contact the following Revenue Collections Officers:
Allen Blau, Sr. Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-3137
Carol Karcher, Sr. Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-5473
Kelsey Miller, Sr. Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-3570
Erika Pisano, Sr. Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-5734
Tanya Spoon, Sr. Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-4568
Melissa Gill, Lead Revenue Collections Officer 480-644-3581
Sam Samson, Revenue Collections Supervisor 480-644-2372
Fax Number: 480-644-2687
Please mail payments to:
City of Mesa Collections MS 1170
Attn: specify name of collector (see list above)
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466