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Feb 27, 2023

Judge OK’s Arizona rancher trial in Mexican migrant killing

An Arizona rancher accused of shooting at a group of migrants on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man, will face trial on charges including second-degree murder and aggravated assault, a judge ruled.

May 24, 2013

TPT plan gets Arizona closer, but not close enough for online sales tax

Even if Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform bill passes this year, Arizona will still have some work to do before it can reap the benefits of proposed federal legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.

Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, said she’s glad Arizona has reached an agreement for Amazon.com to collect state sales tax. She said not collecting state sales tax gives the online giant an unfair price advantage. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Sarah Pringle)
Nov 1, 2012

Brick-and-mortar retailers: Amazon sales tax deal helps level playing field

Changing Hands Bookstore is set up for customers browsing its shelves in search of a good read, co-owner Gayle Shanks said.

But some of those roaming the aisles at their leisure return home to buy from online retailers that among other advantages don’t charge sales taxes for transactions.

Mar 14, 2012

Amazon tax revived a 3rd time; supporters want to forgive retailer’s $53M bill

Despite dying twice already this year, a bill aimed at forcing Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on products it sells to Arizona consumers has been revived again.

Mar 13, 2012

Revived Amazon.com tax bill defeated for 2nd time

The proposal to require Amazon.com to collect taxes on goods it sells to Arizona residents failed anew during a second vote in the Senate today.

Mar 8, 2012

Senate votes down Amazon sales tax bill

The Senate today rebuffed a proposal to require online retailing giant Amazon.com to collect taxes on products it sells to Arizona residents. The measure, SB1338, was defeated by a vote of 8 to 20.

Mar 7, 2012

Senate postpones vote on Amazon sales tax

The Arizona Senate has postponed a vote scheduled Wednesday on a bill to require Amazon.com to collect sales tax on purchases made by Arizona residents.

Feb 13, 2012


In July, Gov. Jan Brewer celebrated the announcement that Amazon.com was planning to open a new distribution center in the state, calling the move proof that Arizona is open for business.

Now, lawmakers are telling Amazon that since they have distribution centers here, they should be required to collect and pay sales tax to the state.

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Feb 7, 2012

Lawmakers, retailers pushing online sales tax

Shoppers who dodge sales taxes by turning to the Internet may see their options begin to narrow if a measure in the Arizona Senate becomes law.

Jul 20, 2011

Lawmakers postpone meeting to discuss luring businesses from CA

In a meeting that was announced and canceled within the span of roughly three hours, lawmakers planned to push the message: Dear California businesses: Move to Arizona!

Jul 6, 2011

Arizona to require tax tally for online purchases

Arizonans will find it harder to ignore their obligation to pay sales taxes on purchases of goods bought online or outside the state.

Mar 20, 2011

States push harder for online sales tax collection

Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.