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When Visions Diverge

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When Visions Diverge: What Happens When Property Owners and Cities Want Different Land Use The crack of the gavel thunders through the room over the buzz of hushed whispers. Alone at the podium, the property owner stands stunned by the city council action denying the vision for a property. The investment in preplanned designs, attorneys,… Read More →

Arizona lawmakers adopt sales tax overhaul

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The Arizona Legislature adopted a major overhaul of the state’s complicated sales tax collection system in the final hours of the session Thursday night after a deal with cities and towns removed a major roadblock. Municipalities led by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns were able to hold off the overhaul after raising concerns… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

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The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

Brewer's sales tax overhaul passes 1st House hearing

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A proposal that would overhaul Arizona’s complex sales tax collection process got a strong endorsement from business leaders before unanimously passing its first Arizona House committee Monday. The proposal from Gov. Jan Brewer is designed to ease the burden on businesses, and business leaders hailed the bill for its intent of cutting red tape and… Read More →

Brewer’s sales tax overhaul passes 1st House hearing

Jan Brewer

A proposal that would overhaul Arizona’s complex sales tax collection process got a strong endorsement from business leaders before unanimously passing its first Arizona House committee Monday. The proposal from Gov. Jan Brewer is designed to ease the burden on businesses, and business leaders hailed the bill for its intent of cutting red tape and… Read More →

Brewer rolls out sales tax reform plan

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Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to announce details of her proposal for a comprehensive simplification of the Arizona’s sales tax collection system at a press conference Monday. Brewer says the current system has so many twists and turns it is extremely difficult for businesses to pay what they owe. She says business owners serving multiple… Read More →

Retail: It’s a New Reality

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As municipalities all across Arizona have seen their general funds strongly impacted over the last several years due in part to significant drops in sales tax revenue, the importance of a vibrant/strong retail sector has once again taken on a prominent role. With Arizona cities in some instances relying on retail sales taxes for up… Read More →

Governor’s task force making right moves on sales tax

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One of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s top legislative priorities for 2013 is to simplify our state’s sales tax system.  Our sales tax is so complicated that you might be surprised to learn that Arizona does not technically have a sales tax. Rather, we have a transaction privilege tax (TPT), something that requires… Read More →

Ruling allows sales tax hike to go on ballot

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An initiative measure for a sales tax increase can appear on Arizona’s ballot this November despite a paperwork error that threatened to kill the proposal before it reached voters, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The brief order issued by a three-justice panel said it was enough that supporters of the initiative “substantially complied” with… Read More →

17 Percent Of State Tax Revenue Comes From Auto Sources

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A new report from a leading industry research group reveals that more than 17 percent of Arizona’s total tax revenue is generated by the auto industry and from the state’s drivers and auto owners. In a nationwide study released this week, the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan found that in 2010 the… Read More →