Downtown Tax Revenue by Consumer Activity Period

data.mesaaz.gov | Last Updated 12 Sep 2019

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2019, the Mesa tax rate increased from 1.75% to 2.0%. This dataset contains revenue for active Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) taxpayers (also known as Sales Tax) and Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) taxpayers (also known as Hotel / Motel Tax) located in downtown Mesa. To see a map of downtown Mesa boundaries see the "Source Link" below. Revenues are grouped by Reporting Period Year and Reporting Period Month. Reporting period generally refers to the time period when the consumer activity took place and is a representation of economic activity in the city. For example, a sale registered in the month of March appears in the reporting month March, regardless of when the payment was received/posted by the City. As taxpayers make payments and other corrections to previous periods, over time monthly revenue numbers fluctuate. Generally speaking, monthly revenue numbers for consumer activity become more accurate over time.

This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Report Month Datereport_month_datecalendar_dateConsumer activity period reported in full date format
Report Month Yearreport_month_yeartextYear of the taxpayer revenue (year taxes were collected by business from consumers, not when the tax payment was received by the city)
Report Month Namereport_month_nametextMonth name of the taxpayer revenue (month taxes were collected by business from consumers, not when the tax payment was received by the city)
Report Year Monthreport_year_monthtextYear and month date format taxpayer revenue
Tax Typetax_typetextTPT = Transaction Privilege Tax (sales tax); TLT = Transient Lodging Tax (hotel/motel bed tax;
Business Classbusiness_classtextCode assigned by type of business (effective Jan 2017) - if applicable (Arizona Department of Revenue code)
Business Class Descriptionbusiness_class_descriptiontextBusiness class description of type of business (effective Jan 2017) - if applicable (Arizona Department of Revenue code)
CategorycategorytextCategory code assigned of type of business; used by City of Mesa for grouping revenues
Category Code Descriptioncategory_code_descriptiontextCategory code description of type of business; used by City of Mesa for grouping revenue
AmountamountnumberTaxpayer revenue for the given year, month
Comparable Amountcomparable_amountnumberCalculation 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.