The Town of Wickenburg does not have a Tax Department but is a member of the State collection system; tax related questions should be directed to the Arizona Department of Revenue at (602) 255-3381 or (800) 352-4090.
Effective 06/01/2009 the General Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), also know as Sales Tax, for the Town of Wickenburg, including the County and State Portions, is 8.5% within Maricopa County and 8.55% in Yavapai County, broken down as follows:
** Some exceptions include:
Please see the Wickenburg Tax Code for additional information.
Retail Sales: Single Item Over $5,000
When the gross income from the sale of a single item of tangible property exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), the one and sixty nine tenths percent (1.69%) tax rate shall apply. For example, if you are purchasing two pieces of jewelry costing $4,000.00 each ($8,000.00 total), that is not considered a single item. Therefore, you would pay 8.5% tax in Maricopa County, which would be $680.00; making your total purchase price $8,680.00. However, if you are purchasing one piece of jewelry costing $8,000.00 the tax would be figured at 7.99%, which would be $639.20; making your total purchase price $8,639.20.
Sales Tax Payments
Sales Tax Payments should be submitted to the Arizona Department of Revenue.
Factoring Your Return
If you do not separately state the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) on your customer's invoice or contract, you may factor the tax for purposes of reporting the tax to the state and cities.
Real Estate Rental Tax
Businesses that lease, license for use, or rent real property located within the Town of Wickenburg. Income from the rental of both commercial and residential property is taxable.
Examples of taxable facilities include, but not limited to:
- office buildings
- retail stores
- farm land
- parking and storage facilities
- banquet and meeting halls
- homes, including apartments
- trailer parks
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Examples of taxable contracting activities include, but not limited to:
- construction of a building
- road construction
- land excavation and landscaping
- construction of government agencies (federal, state, and local)
- construction for schools, churches, and non-profit organizations
- sale and installation of floor covering
- home remodeling (including painting, wiring, plumbing, wallpapering, etc.)
- installation of solar energy devices
Frequently Asked Tax Questions
If you have additional questions, please visit the Arizona Department of Revenue.
To determine the amount you will be charged by the Town of Wickenburg for primary property taxes you can use the following two-step formula:
Full Cash Value x Assessment Ratio = Assessed Value
Assessed Value x Rate/100 = Tax Levy
About the Chart
Below is a chart showing examples of the difference between a residential and commercial property starting with the same Full Cash Value. The chart further shows what the levy was back in 2008 before the Town substantially dropped the rate:
Cash Value and Assessment Ratio
Both the Full Cash Value and the Assessment Ratio are determined by the Maricopa County Treasures Office. For further information on determining those values, please call (602) 506-8511.
Additional information on your property tax statement can be found online.