Recent Publications

The Legislative Review covers the highlights of the 2020 Legislative Session, to include summaries of all bills tracked through the session.

ATRA's Property Tax Rates and Assessed Values is the ONLY document in Arizona to contain all rates and values by jurisdiction.

  • 2021 Legislative Program
  • Pima College Takes Legal Path for New Expenditure Authority
  • JLBC: State Revenues OK Despite COVID
  • Prop 208 Rides Blue Wave to Victory
  • ATRA Outlook Wrap Up
  • Jim Rounds On The Economy
  • Bark Re-Elected Chairman

ATRA in the News

Chamber Business News
Monday, November 23, 2020
Victoria Harker

While there are potential setbacks on the horizon, the economic outlook ahead looks surprisingly bright, state and national economists and budget analysts said Thursday at the annual conference of the nonprofit Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA).

The Arizona Republic
Friday, October 9, 2020
Bob Robb

Sean McCarthy of the Arizona Tax Research Association is undoubtedly correct that Proposition 208’s additional teacher compensation is highly unlikely to be channeled into base pay.

Arizona Public Media
Monday, October 5, 2020
Jake Steinberg

"There’s no other state in the union that takes the most volatile tax bracket, and says we're going to dedicate this portion of it to K-12." said Sean McCarthy, a senior research analyst for the Arizona Tax Research Association, a watchdog group that advocates for efficient government fiscal policy.

Prescott eNews
Friday, September 25, 2020
Garrick Taylor

“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.”