Sales Tax

Cronkite News
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Julia Tylor
Jennifer Stielow, vice president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, said by implementing incentives for one industry, SB 1242 would open the door to similar requests from other sectors.
Inside Tucson Business
Friday, January 25, 2013
Patrick McNamara
“We’re looking for the Legislature to study these recommendations,” McCarthy said.
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Josh Brodesky
“The great majority of city taxes are collected already by the state and audited by the state,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Beth Duckett
Arizona municipalities are on edge about a proposal to change the way Arizona taxes construction materials, saying it poses a threat to city revenue. The reform would charge sales tax on raw materials that contractors purchase at checkout rather than the existing system, which allows the state and cities to tax the final price of the project.
USA Today
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jonathan Ellis
When the temporary increase took the state sales tax from 5.6% to 6.6% in 2010, many people in Arizona suspected there would be an attempt to make it permanent, said Kevin McCarthy, the president of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
You Tube
Friday, October 19, 2012
Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association, explains why he and his organization is opposed to Arizona Proposition 204.
Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, September 24, 2012
Luige del Puerto
Critics of the state’s 1-cent sales tax initiative argued today that its passage would make it all but impossible to simplify the state’s sales tax code.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, September 7, 2012
Arizona Free Enterprise Club President Steve Voeller noted that many Prop. 100 backers, such as the chambers of commerce, ATRA, Shultz and Brewer herself, are all opposed to Prop. 204.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Robert Robb
After the discrepancy was pointed out by the vigilant tax wonks at the Arizona Tax Research Association, Secretary of State Ken Bennett rejected the signatures filed for the electronic version. Given state law and historical customs and practices, he really had no choice.
Arizona Capitol Reports
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
“So, you’ve got an initiative that the state’s budget office says, ‘The centerpiece of it – [that] money is gone in five years,’” ATRA president Kevin McCarthy told our reporter yesterday.


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