Public Policy
July 11, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
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Other aspects were very controversial and caused substantial consternation among many of the cities and towns - among them Scottsdale.
Among the non-controversial reform elements is a call for the Department of Revenue to create a new web portal through which a business may remit all sales taxes, an improvement over the individual payment system to most municipalities in the valley by check. One portal makes payment more convenient and saves a business time and money. The controversial elements involved construction sales tax and the audit system.


Under the current system, a business with locations in multiple jurisdictions could be subject to TPT audits from the state and from any or all municipalities it serves. In short, a business with locations, say, in Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe could conceivably be audited by three municipalities and the state simultaneously with each city applying its own definitions and procedures to the audit, causing substantial business disruption  in the process.

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