Property Tax

AZFamily
Friday, March 28, 2014
Dennis Welch
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The Arizona Republic
Monday, February 17, 2014
Associated Press
Arizona Tax Research Association president Kevin McCarthy opposes the bill because it could subject corporations to public shaming for taking advantage of legal tax credits.
Arizona Capitol Times
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Luige del Puerto
“It is a nuclear ordnance on the state’s public finance system,” said Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, December 13, 2013
A draft of the proposal obtained by the Arizona Tax Research Assn, a critic of Prop 13 Arizona/EZ Property Tax, shows that the initiative also will repeal entire sections of the state Constitution
The Arizona Republic
Friday, May 10, 2013
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
“From a policy standpoint, if you want people to be paying attention to what their government is doing, you’ve frustrated that end by breaking the link between the homeowner/voter and government that’s taxing their property,” McCarthy said.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, May 10, 2013
Ronald J. Hansen and Catherine Reagor
During the epic housing crash, property values fell by almost 50 percent in Maricopa County. Did property taxes fall a similar amount? Not by a long shot. As homeowners clung to the idea that lower tax bills would be one small consolation of the bust, schools and cities and fire districts and hundreds of other government entities stared down their own financial crises in the five years from 2008 to 2012.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, May 10, 2013
Catherine Reagor
As home values crashed after the housing bust, many property owners thought one consolation would be a corresponding drop in their property taxes. Why that didn’t happen is the subject of a four-day Arizona Republic special report, “Taxation Vexation,” that will publish beginning Sunday. To prepare you for the series, here’s some background on the property-tax system in Maricopa County.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, May 10, 2013
Catherine Reagor and Ronald J. Hansen
As the owner of two houses in Scottsdale and one in Glendale, Walter Juessen probably knows more than most about real estate in Maricopa County. Even so, he finds himself surprised by a property-tax system that seems to him at odds with common sense. Two years ago, Juessen appealed the valuation of his Glendale house after finding that taxes on that property were proportionately higher than in Scottsdale.
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ronald J. Hansen and Catherine Reagor
Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, said widespread apathy about tax policy, from city budgets to school bonding issues, has helped create a system in which few people connect their voting decisions to their pocketbook.
The Arizona Republic
Monday, April 15, 2013
Russ Wiles
“The recession hit Arizona harder than nearly any other state, which could explain why the burden went down,” McCarthy said.

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