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Transaction Privilege Tax

ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES: The Business Class code for Camp Verde is CE.  (It is NOT CV)

The transaction privilege tax rate for the Town of Camp Verde (CE) is 3.65%. For most business classifications, the combined rate for the State of Arizona and Yavapai County is 6.35%. Therefore, the total tax rate within the legal town limits for businesses is 10.0%. The Town of Camp Verde has entered into a joint collection program with the State of Arizona referred to as Program Cities that allows the Arizona Department of Revenue to collect our Transaction Privilege (sales) Taxes.

There are a few exceptions to this rate:

1) Residential (CE-045) and Commercial (CE-213) property rentals are only 2% for Camp Verde (CE).  There is no County of State rate for these rentals.

2) There a secondary Hotel/Motel tax which applies to ALL temporary overnight accommodations, including: hotels, motels, RV parks, bed & breakfast, vacation house rentals, etc.  Beyond the normal 3.65% Town tax (CE-004), the secondary tax (CE-003) is another 3% on the same total sales amount for an effective overall rate of 13% on all short-term (<30 days) stays.  This amount would go to the 2% Long-term Residential rate (CE-045) if the occupant stays for 30 days or longer.

3) Single item Retail sales of over $5,000.00 drop the Town tax rate to 1% on the amount over $5,000.00.  So the tax on the first $5,000.00 is 3.65%  but the remaining value of the item would be taxed at only 1%.  It is important to consider that a single item is NOT a single sale or invoice, nor is it a paired group of items (necklace & earrings or coach & love seat).  A single item is defined as something that cannot, under normal circumstances, be sold separately.  So a tractor with trailer would normally be TWO individual items sold together, with the $5,000 limit calculated on each separate item.

The transaction privilege tax (TPT) is commonly referred to as a sales tax. If you are selling a product or engaging in a service subject to transaction privilege tax, you will most likely need to obtain the state transaction privilege tax (TPT) license from the Arizona Department of Revenue (commonly referred to as a sales tax, resale, wholesale, vendor or tax license) and a transaction privilege tax or business/occupational license from the Town of Camp Verde if your business is based and/or operated in the Town limits.

Select this link to see the most up-to-date Town, County & State tax tables for all categories: http://modelcitytaxcode.az.gov/Tax_rate/Tax_rate.htm

Municipal Tax Code

View or Download the 2011 Camp Verde Model City Tax Code here.  The 2015 Model City Tax Code was approved by Council on August 5, 2015.  We are awaiting receipt of the updated document from the Az. League of Cities and will update the link here once it is received.

Licensing and Taxes

You can download a guide to taxes for Arizona businesses by clicking Guide to Arizona Businesses or go to the Arizona Department of Revenue for information on Licensing and Taxes.