Citywide Tax Revenue by Post Month
NOTE: Effective March 1, 2019, the Mesa tax rate increased from 1.75% to 2.0%. Period revenues are delayed by up to 120 days. For example, May revenues are generally posted by mid July.
This dataset contains sales tax revenue for taxpayers within the City of Mesa by posting month. Revenues from license and renewal fees are NOT included in this dataset. Posting month is the accounting period the City booked the revenues and is used for financial reporting and budgeting. For sales tax revenues reflecting consumer activity periods (period when the taxes where collected by businesses), see "Citywide Tax Revenue by Report Month" at https://data.mesaaz.gov/Financials/Citywide-Tax-Revenue-by-Report-Month/8y5v-kwui. Sales tax revenue includes Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) and Transient Lodging Tax (TLT). Effective January 2017, the Arizona Department of Revenue administers sales and use tax collection for all state, county and municipal taxing jurisdictions. Visit https://www.mesaaz.gov/business/tax-audit for more information about sales tax in the City of Mesa.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|Post Year Month||post_year_month||post_year_month||Text||Year and month (accounting period year and month) for received tax revenues|
|Category||category||category||Text||Category code assigned of type of business; used by City of Mesa for grouping revenues|
|Business Class Description||business_class_description||business_class_description||Text||Business class description of type of business (effective Jan 2017) - if applicable (Arizona Department of Revenue code)|
|Post Month Year||post_month_year||post_month_year||Text||Posting year (accounting period year) for received tax revenues|
|Amount||amount||amount||Number||Taxpayer revenue for the given year, month|
|Category Code Description||category_code_description||category_code_description||Text||Category code description of type of business; used by City of Mesa for grouping revenues|
|Tax Type||tax_type||tax_type||Text||TPT = Transaction Privilege Tax (sales tax); TLT = Transient Lodging Tax (hotel/motel bed tax|
|Comparable Amount||comparable_amount||comparable_amount||Number||Calculation of the Tax Revenue using 2018 tax rates. This field can be used to see longitudinal trends for tax revenue that is not skewed by rate changes over time.|
|Post Month Name||post_month_name||post_month_name||Text||Name of the posting month (accounting period month) for received tax revenues|
|Post Month Date||post_month_date||post_month_date||Calendar date||Posting (accounting period month) date for received tax revenues|
|Business Class||business_class||business_class||Text||Code assigned by type of business (effective Jan 2017) - if applicable (Arizona Department of Revenue code)|