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Tax Exemptions

These vehicle registration tax exemptions are available at the time of application for an Arizona title and registration:

  • Alternative Fuel: Your vehicle is powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, propane), natural gas (CNG/LNG), a blend of 70 percent alternative fuel and 30 percent petroleum-based fuel, hydrogen, solar or electric (excluding golf carts). You will need to submit an Alternative Fuel Certificate form.
  • Church: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an IRS letter certifying the organization qualifies under 26 U.S.C. 501 (C)(3).
  • Health Officer: You are a commissioned, public health officer assigned to a government clinic or medical center in Arizona, but not an Arizona resident. You will need to submit an affidavit for exemption of nonresident service personnel issued and certified by the commanding officer.
  • Leased School Bus: The vehicle is a bus leased by a school district. You will need to submit a copy of the lease contract or letter from the school district.
  • Nongovernment Emergency Services: You are a private provider of ambulance, fire-fighter or rescue services, and your vehicle is used solely for emergency services. You will need to submit a Nongovernment Emergency Service Vehicle form.
  • Nonprofit: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an IRS letter certifying the organization qualifies under 26 U.S.C. 501 (C)(3).
  • School, Nonprofit: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an IRS letter certifying the organization qualifies under 26 U.S.C. 501 (C)(3).
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): You receive SSI disability payments from the federal government. This does not apply to regular Social Security disability benefits. You will need to submit a copy of your current annual benefit award letter or benefit verification printout from the Social Security Administration.
  • Tribal: You are an enrolled member of a tribe and live on a reservation. You will need to submit a Vehicle License Tax Tribal Exemption form.
  • VA Grant: You received financial aid from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase your vehicle. You will need to submit a certified statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • VA Disability: You are certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be 100-percent
    disabled and drawing compensation on that basis. The exemption also applies to the surviving spouse, until remarriage. You will need to submit a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Widow: You receive a widow, widower or totally disabled person property tax exemption from your county assessor. You will need to submit a certified statement from the assessor's office.

For exemptions that apply to military personnel, see our Military Personnel section.