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Le Templar: As Gov. Jan Brewer contemplates what to do with the latest budget proposal from the Legislature, this is a good time to address why she has been so firmly committed to an election for temporarily raising the sales tax.
Scottsdale residents will begin seeing a persistent push for their support of sales tax increases to fund expansion of the city’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and bolster police and fire services.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett was wrong in refusing to process initiative petitions seeking to permanently extend the state's one-cent sales tax, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Learn more about Proposition 204 — known as the Quality Education and Jobs Act — during an airing of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s monthly television show, “Chandler Inside and Out.”
Two new reports on the cost of changing how construction activity is taxed could torpedo the sales tax simplification plan being pushed by Gov. Jan Brewer.
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Gilbert voters on May 18 will be asked to approve Proposition 406, a quarter cent permanent sales tax increase for public safety services.
The Gilbert Town Council formally approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase Tuesday night, which was OK'd June 2 to help close a $14 million gap in the $114 million General Fund, which pays for most of the town's daily functions.
A series of mayors told lawmakers Monday that proposed changes in sales tax laws will mean financial ruin for their cities.
Three points about Goldwater Institute’s Jonathan Butcher’s column on education funding in Arizona:
The nation's largest online retailer is going to start collecting sales tax on items ordered by its Arizona customers.
A Republican-controlled legislative committee illegally crafted a biased description of a proposed education sales tax to try to convince voters to reject it, a judge ruled today.
When the new Phoenix Premium Outlets opened last week it was flooded with eager shoppers, but many of those shoppers were confused when they saw the taxes applied to their purchases.
Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore is set up for customers browsing its shelves in search of a good read, co-owner Gayle Shanks said.
East Valley shoppers who prefer to buy in virtual stores rather than the brick-andmortar kind soon may be paying more for their online and mail-order purchases.
Arizona legislators may take an in-depth look at the state's tax system, with an eye toward broadening the sales tax while phasing out the individual and corporate income taxes.
August 10, 2004
Arizona residents who opted to pay taxes for online purchases have given the state a slight windfall.
Downtown S cottsdale’s greatest challenge may be to develop a unified vision for diverse interests in a city that is known for having its share of squabbles.
Downtown Scottsdale’s greatest challenge may be to develop a unified vision for diverse interests in a city that is known for having its share of squabbles.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer formally proposed an extensive revamp of how Arizona collects sales taxes, drawing immediate fire from cities who fear major financial losses.
Saying a panel of lawmakers acted illegally, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled late Friday that the description they wrote of a proposal to permanently hike the state sales tax by a penny is biased.
Recently, CNN reported rampant income tax fraud of a new sort. Thieves steal social security numbers then file tax returns on the accounts of these social security numbers. They then receive the refunds that were due honest working citizens. The segment went on to suggest the IRS is not doing its part to curtail such activities.
Saying "job creators'' need some more incentive, Arizona lawmakers took the first steps Monday to reducing -- and in some cases eliminating entirely -- any state income tax on capital gains.