Pima and Pinal counties may have to set their tax rates – and hike the levy on businesses and homeowners – before any court decides whether a provision in the state budget is legal.Read More »
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Pima County sued the state of Arizona Monday to block a new budget provision the county says shifts tax burdens away from the state and on to county taxpayers.Read More »
A bill to reduce property taxes on property leased to religious organizations fared far better under the new governor than it did under his predecessor, getting Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature one year after Jan Brewer vetoed it.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is looking to bolster her vaunted “Arizona Comeback” by creating new incentives for manufacturers to set up shop here.Read More »
A House committee today is scheduled to hear a bill to allow businesses to borrow against their property taxes to purchase energy efficient upgrades for their commercial properties.Read More »
Despite facing virtually no opposition, Proposition 116, an initiative to dramatically lower the property taxes that Arizona businesses pay on equipment, was rejected by voters.Read More »
Anyone who carefully studies this issue and is intellectually honest must come to the conclusion that the valuation limits proposed in Prop. 117 are bad for Arizona and for economic development.Read More »
The race is on to woo voters for a slate of ballot measures passed by the 50th Legislature on property taxes, government financing, trust land and states’ rights.
Some of the seven propositions on the November 2012 ballot have dry subjects that might be difficult to grasp, making it all the more important for backers to get organized and present a coherent message, said David Berman, a professor at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy.
Gov. Jan Brewer is looking to build on last year’s tax cuts with a handful of changes aimed at fixing “problem areas” in the state’s tax code.
Michael Hunter, Brewer’s lobbyist, outlined the changes the governor wants to make at an Arizona Commerce Authority Board meeting on Wednesday.
A move to cap secondary property taxes is underway at the Arizona Capitol. Under S1421, the existing limitations on annual increases in primary property taxes would apply to special taxing districts throughout the state.Read More »