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As we approach the primary election, Arizona is in an envious place right now. Of the six Republicans running for the governor’s office, each of the four front-runners arguably have the credentials to become a good governor for our state.
Gov. Jan Brewer does not think much of proposals by some of those who would succeed her to eliminate the state income tax.
A plan by some Republican gubernatorial hopefuls to eliminate the state income tax is getting a cool reception from the woman they hope to replace.
Thieves could be spending your tax refund right now, and you wouldn’t know it until you try to file your taxes. It’s happening across the country and in the Valley.
The state House voted Thursday to give manufacturers and smelters a break from the sales taxes paid on electricity by everyone else. And now it also includes natural gas.
Arizonans would get a one-year protection against income tax “bracket creep” under the terms of legislation given final approval Tuesday by the state Senate.
It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer is going to have to decide whether Arizona taxpayers should be penalized because of inflation – at least for this coming year.
An Arizona House committee has approved a Senate bill that would give a big property tax break to a private, for-profit Christian university in west Phoenix.
Insurance companies would pay 15 percent less in taxes to the state under terms of legislation approved Thursday by the House.
Legislators balked Wednesday at the idea of lowering income taxes if Arizona can start getting online retailers to begin collecting state sales taxes.
A bid to enact a flat income tax rate in Arizona is dead. But residents may at least be able to escape the effects of inflation-caused income tax “creep.”
If you earned less than $52,000 last year, or are elderly or disabled, you qualify for free income tax return assistance that could yield a surprisingly large refund check. Eighty trained volunteers will begin preparing returns on Monday (Feb. 3) at six locations as part of Mesa United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Arizonans looking for ways to divert some of what they owe the state to other causes have a new option this year: foster care.
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
The Internal Revenue Service is searching for volunteers to help people prepare their taxes through two local programs.
Last November the voters of Gilbert School District resoundingly defeated the override. This year, the GPS board has voted to give raises, increase the primary property tax rate, and is now asking for another tax increase, at a taxpayer cost of $328,000.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
The recent diatribe by Tom Patterson (Tribune, “Deferring Syria decision to Congress pure political masterstroke for the president”; Sept. 8) concerning recent events in Syria is typical of the arrogant, duplicitous, attitude exhibited by him and his ilk toward any plans by the president.
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
Arizona lawmakers slashed the state's corporate tax rate in 2011, sliced other business and capital gains taxes in 2012 and just completed a major overhaul of the state's sales tax collection system.
The recent editorial “SSDI is nothing but government social welfare,” (July 29) was misleading and does not tell the full story of the disability program. The article’s central claim about who qualifies for benefits is clearly contradicted by the facts. As an advocate for people with disabilities, I know firsthand how strict the disability criteria are. Most people who apply are denied, and only about 40 percent are awarded benefits even after all stages of appeal. Many beneficiaries are terminally-illl; about 1-in-5 male and 1-in-6 female beneficiaries die within five years of receiving benefits. Literally every day, I see people with significant disabilities who have been denied benefits.
Riddled with high compliance costs and excessive audits, move would severely hurt smaller online retailers
The Arizona Department of Revenue stopped more than $31.8 million dollars in fraudulent refunds from being sent out in the last fiscal year, the department reported Wednesday.
A new change in state tax law could encourage companies to stop putting off the purchase of new equipment.
In 1912, Congress passed into law our first income tax. It was sold to the American people as a 1-percent flat tax on the wealthy. The IRS became responsible for tax collection. It soon became clear to anyone with substantial knowledge of the tax code that obtaining tax breaks for the wealthy would be a lucrative business. The tax lobbyists in Washington, D.C. were born.