Sales Tax

The Arizona Republic
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Mary Jo Pitzl
Gov. Jan Brewer this week named a dozen people to a task force that will figure out how to make Arizona's sales-tax code simpler both for those paying it and those collecting it. The governor created the task force last month with an executive order, saying the state's sales tax is overly complex to administer. But it's also a crucial part of state operations; about half of Arizona's operating dollars comes from the tax.
Arizona Republic
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Russ Wiles
Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, said the study's findings aren't surprising. "Arizona historically has rated high for sales-tax collections," he said.
Evening Observer
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
John D'Agostino
"(Arizona lawmakers) have a tendency to lean toward the sales tax because they view that to be the least offensive," Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association
Cronkite News
Friday, February 17, 2012
Salvador Rodriguez
“We’ve always been heavily reliant on sales taxes,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association. “Different states might rely more on other taxes
The Arizona Republic
Monday, August 13, 2007
Amanda J. Crawford
When Arizona's cigarette tax jumped from $1.18 a pack to $2 in December, Donna Dear started reminding her husband that if they quit smoking, they could afford a nice vacation. Dear, 55, of Laveen, didn't quit, but she went from 10 packs a week to six.
Arizona Tax Research
Thursday, November 8, 2001
Chris Kelling
A new threat to the stability of Arizona's already complicated is the on going discussion of expanding the sales tax base through the elimination of exemptions.

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