ATRA Opposes Prop 208, the Teachers Union Income Tax Increase
Special Report on Prop 208
Prop 208 Slide Deck
P208 Won't Deliver for Schools, Arizona Republic Op Ed
P208 Doesn't Deliver Accountability, Chamber Business News Op Ed
ATRA in the News
“This isn’t complicated. This is basic tax policy 101,” McCarthy said. “Arizona corporations are subject to a 4.9% corporate income tax rate. Small businesses, including S corps, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and sole proprietorships, are pass-through entities and pay taxes on the individual income tax code. Proposition 208 proposes to raise the top individual income tax rate to 8%, which means some small businesses owners will pay a higher tax rate than large corporations.”
Research papers from the Goldwater Institute and the Arizona Tax Research Association have zeroed in on the extent to which Arizona small businesses get walloped by Proposition 208’s tax increase.
Arizonans have a business decision to make at the ballot this year. Proposition 208 seeks to nearly double the top income tax bracket. The question each voter must ask is, can Arizona afford to become a high-tax state without severe economic consequences?
"The impact is potentially devastating to Arizona's economy, causing businesses to invest less, and future migrants to choose other states," Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst at ATRA