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I purchased a high value item and was charged an excessive amount of sales tax. I was charged 8.1%, which is the Tucson City rate, however I do not live in the city. I live in Pima county where the sales tax is 6.1% I was overcharged by $230. I would like a refund of that amount

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Taxes in Arizona are origin-based, meaning the Arizona sales tax rate is based, or determined from, the location where a sale originates.

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The Arizona transaction privilege tax (TPT) is commonly referred to as a sales tax; however, the tax is on the privilege of doing business in Arizona and is not a true sales tax. Although TPT is usually passed on to the consumer, it is actually a tax on the vendor. TPT is applied to entities engaged in certain business classifications, including retail sales.

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So, again, I'm so sorry to be the messenger here, but this tax is a tax on the seller, so will flow through to the buyer based on where the purchase was made.

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You can read more about this from the AZ dept of Revenue, here:

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http://The Arizona transaction privilege tax (TPT) is commonly referred to as a sales tax; however, the tax is on the privilege of doing business in Arizona and is not a true sales tax. Although TPT is usually passed on to the consumer, it is actually a tax on the vendor. TPT is applied to entities engaged in certain business classifications, including retail sales.

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