Rep. Regina Cobb is hoping the elusive goal of radically simplifying the way contractors pay sales tax will be within reach during the 2016 session.Read More »
A panel of lawmakers, lobbyists and economists may recommend several changes to Arizona individual income tax code today when the Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform meets for the final time this year.Read More »
The Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform plans to meet one final time in hopes that it can agree on a series of recommendations for simplifying Arizona’s personal income tax system that could be taken up by the full Legislature in 2014.Read More »
Members of a panel tasked with studying Arizona’s personal income tax system said that while flattening or doing away with the income tax may be a popular talking point, the state’s current system is reasonably fair and may not need a major overhaul.Read More »
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Little progress has been made on Gov. Jan Brewer’s agenda for the legislative session, and she’s sending a clear signal that she wants to see some movement on her priorities before she deals with theirs. But the Ninth Floor says Brewer isn’t threatening to dust off the veto stamp.Read More »
Since the recession battered the economy in 2008, the state has dramatically increased the number of incentives it offers to companies that bring new jobs to Arizona. But after three years of tax credits, incentives and other policies aimed at jump-starting Arizona’s economy, some economists are saying the state should stop and take a breather.Read More »
Businesses planning on purchasing new machinery in 2013 or later may get some tax relief under a referendum at the state Legislature. HCR 2009, sponsored by Rep. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, and developed by the Arizona chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses would exempt the first $2.4 million of new equipment or machinery purchased after 2013 from the business personal property tax. Currently, the exemption is $68,079.Read More »
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.