Are Tonto Passes subject to Arizona sales taxes?
• All retail vendors must comply with Arizona state and local laws and regulations. The Arizona Department of Revenue has issued a letter stating that the sale of Tonto Pass items by authorized Vendors “is not subject to the state’s transaction privilege (sales) tax”. In a letter from the Unified Audit Committee which represents cities and towns where Tonto Pass items might be sold, the chairperson of the committee stated that “The proposed sales of the Tonto Pass by independent vendors are similarly not subject to municipal transaction privilege (sales) tax.” There are copies on file at the Tonto Pass program office. Copies will be provided upon request.