2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-5155 Levy of tax; tax rate; purchaser's liability


AZ Rev Stat § 42-5155 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-5155. Levy of tax; tax rate; purchaser's liability

(Caution: 1998 Prop. 105 applies)

A. There is levied and imposed an excise tax on the storage, use or consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer or utility business, as a percentage of the sales price. A manufactured building purchased outside this state and set up in this state is subject to tax under this section and in this case the percentage is sixty-five per cent of the sales price.

B. The tax imposed by this section applies to any purchaser which purchased tangible personal property for resale but subsequently uses or consumes the property.

C. The tax rate shall equal the rate of tax prescribed by section 42-5010, subsection A as applied to retailers and utility businesses according to the respective classification under articles 1 and 2 of this chapter for the same type of transaction or business activity.

D. In addition to the rate prescribed by subsection C of this section, if approved by the qualified electors voting at a statewide general election, an additional rate increment of six-tenths of one per cent is imposed and shall be collected through June 30, 2021. The taxpayer shall pay taxes pursuant to this subsection at the same time and in the same manner as under subsection C of this section. The department shall separately account for the revenues collected with respect to the rate imposed pursuant to this subsection, and the state treasurer shall pay all of those revenues in the manner prescribed by section 42-5029, subsection E.

E. Every person storing, using or consuming in this state tangible personal property purchased from a retailer or utility business is liable for the tax. The person's liability is not extinguished until the tax has been paid to this state.

F. A receipt from a retailer or utility business that maintains a place of business in this state or from a retailer or utility business that is authorized by the department to collect the tax, under such rules as it may prescribe, and that is for the purposes of this article regarded as a retailer or utility business maintaining a place of business in this state, given to the purchaser as provided in section 42-5161 is sufficient to relieve the purchaser from further liability for the tax to which the receipt refers.

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