Property Tax

Phoenix New Times
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tom Carlson, Antonia Noori Farzan
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/slideshow/downtown-phoenix-who-gets-tax-b...
Arizona Watchdog
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Christian Britschgi
The bill, while not abolishing GPLET, would change some of the more controversial aspects of the program by forcing lessees back onto the property tax rolls after eight years, a change from endless lease deals. It would also require local governments collect the tax.
White Mountain Independent
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Trudy Balcom
Stielow said that her organization annually reviews tax rate and levy sheet documents for all Arizona counties before tax bills are mailed to look for errors. “I’ve been doing this 16 years and every year there’s several errors across the state,” Stielow said
AZFamily
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Dennis Welch
"How any elected official can justify that regardless of what their economic challenges are is beyond me," said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
Arizona Daily Star
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tony Davis
The Arizona Tax Research Association says, however, that the state should lower tax-assessment ratios for all property owners rather than give some companies tax breaks, which it calls picking “winners and losers.”
Arizona Daily Star
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Murphy Woodhouse
Jennifer Stielow, with ATRA, suggested that a better legislative approach to the issue is to address the underlying issues that push tax rates in school districts and other taxing bodies higher, such as desegregation in TUSD.
Phoenix Business Journal
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Mike Sunnucks
The Arizona Tax Research Association opposed the tax increase contending backers of the proposal set up a false choice between the increases and cuts to police and fire.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Dustin Gardiner
However, Kevin McCarthy, president of ATRA, said the city's argument that it must keep a minimum balance in its reserve for bond projects is "complete nonsense." He said the city could likely avoid raising taxes for a few years by using up its reserve.
KJZZ NPR
Friday, May 20, 2016
Mark Brodie
Kevin McCarthy discusses the proposed City of Phoenix property tax increase and why city leaders should be honest about bond elections.
Huffington Post
Thursday, March 10, 2016
David Halperin
"If you're a business in Arizona you belong .... with all the rest of the businesses," ATRA President Kevin McCarthy told the Arizona Republic. "And you shouldn't get [a break] because you've got a good lobbyist."

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