Arizona ranks 29th in the U.S. for the most amusements sales tax paid in 2018.


In 2018, Arizona collected $3.6 million in amusements sales tax, ranking it 29th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. amusements sales tax by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
Pennsylvania
$1,429,632,000
2
Maryland
$1,022,368,000
3
Nevada
$915,531,000
4
Illinois
$888,260,000
5
Louisiana
$708,462,000
6
Indiana
$602,410,000
7
Missouri
$369,410,000
8
Iowa
$303,374,000
9
Connecticut
$275,266,000
10
Ohio
$270,480,000
11
New Jersey
$217,736,000
12
Florida
$207,460,000
13
Mississippi
$129,880,000
14
Colorado
$124,714,000
15
Michigan
$124,677,000
16
New Mexico
$80,313,000
17
Minnesota
$75,597,000
18
Massachusetts
$70,467,000
19
Arkansas
$64,580,000
20
Maine
$56,264,000
21
Montana
$46,655,000
22
South Carolina
$39,774,000
23
West Virginia
$35,152,000
24
Texas
$30,023,000
25
Oklahoma
$26,428,000
26
Alaska
$11,006,000
27
South Dakota
$9,135,000
28
Nebraska
$5,815,000
29
Arizona
$3,621,000
30
North Dakota
$3,139,000
31
New York
$2,848,000
32
New Hampshire
$530,000
33
Kansas
$304,000
34
Wisconsin
$214,000
35
Kentucky
$196,000
36
Virginia
$84,000
37
North Carolina
$76,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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