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Tax Exemption in Arizona

Eligible foreign missions and their members are one of the only groups entitled to receive an exemption from the transaction privilege tax imposed by State of Arizona. Therefore, it is uncommon for vendors in Arizona to be familiar or accustomed to receiving or granting requests for diplomatic or consular tax exemption.


OFM advises missions and their members that plan to make tax-exempt purchases in Arizona to present a photocopy of the OFM Notice, dated April 8, 2014, to vendors. This notice includes a letter from the State of Arizona’s Department of Revenue concerning the proper means in which vendors shall authorize and grant diplomatic and consular tax exemptions in that state.


The letter from the State of Arizona’s Department of Revenue will further explain to Arizona vendors their ability to grant diplomatic or consular tax relief. Failure to use this letter may delay or prevent a foreign mission or member from receiving tax exemption.


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