Sales Tax Rate In $locality Arizona 2016 Surprise, Arizona Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Surprise

SURPRISE Sales Tax Rate

8.50%

2016 Surprise sales tax
Exact tax amount may vary for different items
Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Arizona State Sales Tax 5.60%
County Sales Tax 0.70%
Surprise Sales Tax 2.20%
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 8.50% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Surprise, Arizona sales tax is 8.50% , consisting of 5.60% Arizona state sales tax and 2.90% Surprise local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.70% county sales tax and a 2.20% city sales tax.

  • The Surprise Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Surprise
  • Groceries are exempt from the Surprise and Arizona state sales taxes
  • Surprise collects a 2.9% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Arizona law
  • Surprise has a lower sales tax than 53.3% of Arizona's other cities and counties

Surprise Arizona Sales Tax Exemptions

SURPRISE - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Surprise doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Arizona state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Arizona's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Surprise.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.5% Prepared Food:8.5% Prescription Drugs:2.9% Non-Prescription Drugs:2.9%

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All merchants operating in Surprise must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Arizona Department of Revenue Website . For more details, see the Arizona sales tax.

Surprise Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Surprise sales tax region partially or fully covers 5 zip codes in Arizona. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Arizona here

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