Oct. 27, 2011
As part of the city’s Innovation and Efficiency efforts, Phoenix businesses now have the ability to file and pay their sales taxes and regulated business license fees over a secure Internet connection by visiting phoenix.gov/plt.
With the new eTax application launched today, businesses are able to:
- Apply for a new transaction privilege (sales) tax license
- Register their existing tax or regulated business license account
- File tax returns
- Make tax and regulated business license payments
- Update account information
- Obtain reporting history and balances
“Being able to pay sales taxes online makes life easier for small business owners,” said Councilman Bill Gates, who chairs the City Council Finance, Efficiency and Innovation Subcommittee. “It’s also easy to use and convenient for users – it’s a win-win for both businesses and the city.”
The system also includes validations and automatic computations, which eliminates filing errors.
“We've piloted this program over the past few months and the response from Phoenix businesses has been very positive,” said Finance Director Jeff DeWitt. “Since the pilot began in June, more than 1,400 businesses have used the application and we've collected $3.7 million in tax payments electronically.”
Businesses will receive information about the new eTax application in the November tax return mailing. For more information, visit phoenix.gov/plt or call 602-495-7724.