2019: Netflix, GoDaddy sue ADOR over digital goods tax

The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Mackenzie Shuman


Netflix, ADP and GoDaddy are battling the Arizona Department of Revenue over their alleged improper taxation of digital goods.

The lawsuits come as the Arizona State Senate attempts to pass Senate Bill 1460, which would give tax-paying businesses clarity on which kinds of digital goods are taxed and which are not.

If SB 1460 passes, it could tip the balance on the court's ruling in the lawsuits against ADOR, according to Grant Nülle, deputy director of the ADOR.

The fought-over tax, Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), is a tax on any business "for the privilege of doing business in the state," according to ADOR.