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Task force on Arizona sales tax overhaul to be led by Brewer aide

Gov. Jan Brewer is tapping a senior member of her to staff to lead a task force that’s supposed to make recommendations on ways to simplify Arizona’s sales tax system.

The task force also is supposed to make recommendations on ways to make the system easier for taxpayers to comply with the system and for the state to manage it.

Michael Hunter will serve as chairman. He’s Brewer’s chief lobbyist and also her advisory on tax policy.

Other task force members include municipal tax officials, business representatives and two legislators.

The sales tax provides about half of the state’s tax revenue, and numerous local governments also have their own sales taxes.

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