Arizona Lawmakers Consider Collecting Internet Sales Tax

By Tom Maxedon
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:03pm
Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Audio icon Download mp3 (1.44 MB)
Supported by Beach Fleischman

Some Arizona lawmakers hope to capitalize on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to collect online sales taxes.

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard told Capitol Media Services he sees no reason why purchases made by Arizonans on the internet should be exempt from the state's 5.6 percent sales levy.

"Conceptually, and I've already spoken out publicly in the past in support of a much more fair sales tax system, we would apply it to internet as we do to brick-and-mortar," he said. 

Daniel Scarpinato, press aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, said Ducey hasn’t reached a conclusion on whether Arizona law should be altered to permit taxation of internet sales, nor what the state should do with any additional revenues if lawmakers pursue the option.

If you like this story, Donate Now!