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Arizona Use Tax Line Pays…For Now

  • Apr 19, 2012 | Susan McLain

Arizona implemented including a single line on the income tax form where consumers could state their use tax liability and include payment with their income tax. As a result, “…Arizona collected nearly $271.8 million in use taxes during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, mostly from businesses.”

This year, the “…state has collected $744,000 so far from the use-tax declaration,” according to the state Department of Revenue. Before the line was included on the form, there was no way to specifically report use tax income for the state.

However, “[t]he line has vexed taxpayers and accountants, who complain few people track their Internet purchases.”

But this legislative session, there is a bill to reverse having the line included on the income tax form. Senate Bill 1214 has reportedly “sailed through the Legislature and is close to receiving final approval.”

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”