2017: Downtown Phoenix: Who Gets Tax Breaks — And Who Doesn't

Phoenix New Times
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tom Carlson, Antonia Noori Farzan


Critics of Phoenix's use of the Government Property Lease Excise Tax, or GPLET (pronounced jeep-let) for short, often argue that it creates an uneven playing field. Often, seemingly identical apartment complexes, office buildings, or hotels sit side-by-side, one receiving a substantial reduction in their property taxes, the other not.

Which buildings downtown pay no taxes, and which pay several hundred thousand a year? Keep reading to find out.

Information for this slideshow was provided by the Arizona Tax Research Association, Maricopa County Assessor, and Maricopa County Treasurer's Office.