2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-5062 Transporting classification


AZ Rev Stat § 42-5062 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-5062. Transporting classification

A. The transporting classification is comprised of the business of transporting for hire persons, freight or property by motor vehicle, railroads or aircraft from one point to another point in this state. The transporting classification does not include:

1. Transporting for hire persons, freight or property by motor carriers subject to a fee prescribed in title 28, chapter 16, article 4 or by light motor vehicles subject to a fee under title 28, chapter 15, article 4.

2. The business of transporting for hire persons traveling in air commerce by aircraft if taxation of the business is preempted by federal law.

3. Ambulances or ambulance services provided under title 48 or certified pursuant to title 36, chapter 21.1 or provided by a city or town in a county with a population of less than one hundred fifty thousand persons as determined in the most recent United States decennial census.

4. Public transportation program services for the dial-a-ride programs and special needs transportation services.

5. Transporting freight or property for hire by a railroad operating exclusively in this state if the transportation comprises a portion of a single shipment of freight or property, involving more than one railroad, either from a point in this state to a point outside this state or from a point outside this state to a point in this state. For the purposes of this paragraph, " a single shipment" means the transportation that begins at the point at which one of the railroads first takes possession of the freight or property and continues until the point at which one of the railroads relinquishes possession of the freight or property to a party other than one of the railroads.

6. Arranging transportation as a convenience or service to a person's customers if that person is not otherwise engaged in the business of transporting persons, freight or property for hire. This exception does not apply to businesses that dispatch vehicles pursuant to customer orders and send the billings and receive the payments associated with that activity, including when the transportation is performed by third party independent contractors. For the purposes of this paragraph, " arranging" includes billing for or collecting transportation charges from a person's customers on behalf of the persons providing the transportation.

B. The tax base for the transporting classification is the gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from the business, except that the following shall be deducted from the tax base:

1. The gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from transporting for hire persons, freight or property by a railroad pursuant to a contract with another railroad that is also considered to be engaged in the businesses of transporting persons, freight or property for hire if the other railroad is liable for the tax on gross proceeds of sales or gross income attributable to the transportation.

2. The gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from business activity that is properly included in any other business classification under this article and that is taxable to the person engaged in that classification, but the gross proceeds of sales or gross income to be deducted shall not exceed the consideration paid to the person conducting the activity.

3. The gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from a business activity that is arranged by the person who is subject to tax under this section and that is not taxable to the person conducting the activity due to an exclusion, exemption or deduction under this section or section 42-5073, but the gross proceeds of sales or gross income to be deducted shall not exceed the consideration paid to the person conducting the activity.

4. The gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from business activity that is arranged by a person who is subject to tax under this section and that is taxable to another person under this section who conducts the activity, but the gross proceeds of sales or gross income to be deducted shall not exceed the consideration paid to the person conducting the activity.

5. The gross proceeds of sales or gross income derived from transporting fertilizer by a railroad from a point in this state to another point in this state.

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