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Understanding Sales Tax & Bed Tax

General information

  • To understand the how Sales Tax and Bed Tax works we have to understand the government agencies and their jurisdiction.
    The Who, What, When tax laws. 

Quick Overview Tax information


Hotels Rooms are charged Bed tax and Sales Tax
 City versus County Areas
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Data from Reports below
sale tax rates
Sale Taxes are charged to retail items including Entertainment, Restaurants ect
Taxes Sales tax City versus County Areas
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Data from Reports below

Taxes Bed tax City per day
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Data from Reports below
average saving
Taxes Bed tax City per day
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Data from Reports below 
City Sales Taxes
 City of Sedona
Taxes
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Data from City Budget
 

Who, What, & When Tax information

SALES TAX

  • The State of Arizona has Sales Tax that businesses selling taxable items must collect.
    2018 rate is 5.6%. The link to State AZDOR.gov is here.
  • Each and every County in Arizona charges an additional Sales Tax in addition to the states sales tax.
    Yavapai County Sales Tax is  0.75%, State & Yavapai then takes you to 6.35%
    Coconino County Sales Tax is  1.30%, State & Coconino then takes you to 6.9%
    *If you make a purchase in a city or town then those taxes will be added to these.
  • City of Sedona charges 3.5% Sales Tax. This makes all purchases subject to sales tax:
    Sedona City limits,Yavapai County, & State Sales Tax  equals 9.85%
    Sedona City limits,Coconino County, & State Sales Tax  equals 10.4%
  • A fact based lookup Sales Tax Lookup Link

BED TAX includes SALES TAX

  • Bed Taxes- transient lodging classification are in addition Sales tax
    AZ link for Rates
  • Bed Taxes- transient lodging Yavapai County
    As of March 1, 2018
    Greater
    Sedona Yavapai County outside city limits (0.825%+5.5%) = 6.35%               
    Sedona City Limits Yavapai County is 3.5% + 3.5% + 0.825% + 5.5% = 13.325%
  • Bed Taxes- transient lodging Coconino County 
    As of March 1, 2018 Greater Sedona Coconino County outside city limits (1.4%+5.5%) = 6.90%               
    Sedona City Limits Coconino County is 3.5% + 3.5% + 1.4% + 5.5% = 13.90%
  •  Bed Taxes- transient lodging

Companies who track Tourism

  • F&B STAR- Benchmark your hotel's Food & Beverage operations with KPIs related to Catering & Banquets, F&B Venues and In-Room Dining.

  • Longwoods International  is another Research company used by Cities and towns.

  •  Tourism Economics  Oxford Economics   Tourism Economics Website

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Articles on Subject

  • Yavapai Sheriff Department Reports
    http://www.ycsoaz.gov/ 

    "SALES TAX PAID BY VISITORS: Extension of the current Jail District sales tax to fund jail operation is preferable because it imposes less of a burden on county residents. According to studies conducted by Arizona State University in 2016, approximately 17% of the sales in Yavapai County are made to non-residents of the County. Continuing to use a sales tax to help fund the jail means non-residents pay for a significant portion of jail operations, relieving county residents of that burden. In contrast, a property tax is paid almost exclusively by Yavapai County residents. Thus, continuing the existing sales tax will actually save Yavapai County residents money."

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    I had a few businesses approach me confused on how to vote in the Home Rule issue. I have owned businesses in-city the city limits for over 25 years. I have worked on non-profits, founded the Sedona Bridal Fair and put on events in-city for years as a volunteer. Run Businesses associations here. Before I moved here I was a entrepreneur and an executive in Medical Devices.
    Those businesses in-city pay more than collecting sales- bed taxes. For example those that rent their commercial space for the business pay 3.5% of the rent in Sales Tax. All utilities including phone pay a city franchise fees and city sales tax on top of that. All deliveries on product not for resale also pay the city sales tax.

     


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