Miscellaneous

State Press Magazine
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
“'The more the taxpayers figure out the game that’s being played, that they’re paying taxes and other people aren’t, it undermines the legitimacy of the whole operation.' McCarthy.”
Chamber Business News
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Robert Clark
“Proposition 132 will provide an added degree of protection for Arizona taxpayers regarding future efforts to increase taxes in statewide elections,” Arizona Tax Research Association President Kevin McCarthy said. “Ensuring that future tax increases garner broad public support is good policy and creates needed stability in Arizona’s tax code.”
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, April 16, 2021
Greta Forslund
McCarthy said the bottom line for transparency-related bills is making sure tax information is easily accessible online and that it is presented in a way that is useful to the general public.
The New York Times
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Joe Gose
The pressure is yielding results, to varying degrees. Arizona has tightened rules around its primary abatement tool, and the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has drawn up guidelines to cap incentives based on a project’s size and location.
The Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, July 9, 2018
Ben Giles
Sean McCarthy never dreamed of working in politics, let alone with his father, Arizona Tax Research Association President Kevin McCarthy. But after spending 11 years away from Arizona, the 33-year-old Air Force veteran and East Valley native has made a home for himself in Phoenix as a senior research analyst at ATRA, with a focus on K-12 financing.
The Arizona Capitol Times
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Jennifer Stielow
Several proposals have come before the Arizona Legislature to loosen confidentiality protections and this year’s session brought yet another challenge under SB1242. The bill would allow the release of confidential taxpayer information to a third party to assist government in performing its tax administrative duties.
National Post (Canada)
Friday, March 10, 2017
Kelly McParland
“Fundamentally, what you are doing is you are going into the state general fund and you are appropriating dollars to a private concern,” Sean McCarthy of the ATRA told the Arizona Republic.
Phoenix Business Journal
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Mike Sunnucks
NAIOP-AZ was among the real estate groups opposed to the new bill but worked out some compromises with the legislation's sponsor, Rep. Vince Leach, R-SaddleBrooke, and the Arizona Tax Research Association. The measure now moves its way to the Arizona Senate.
East Valley Tribune
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Jim Walsh,
Sean McCarthy challenged the Coyotes’ argument that the team is creating new tax dollars by building an arena on a vacant site. “You are not creating new disposable income. You are moving dollars around,” McCarthy said. “You can’t argue that moving dollars from one stadium to another is creating new dollars.”
Arizona Republic
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Laurie Roberts
“Fundamentally, what you are doing is you are going into the state general fund and you are appropriating dollars to a private concern,” said Sean McCarthy of the Arizona Tax Research Association.