Fewer Tax Audits Has Decreased Tax Revenue


Via azcentral.com

As Arizona leaders have built budgets that leave little room for teacher raises and other popular spending priorities, the state has cut back on efforts to ensure taxpayers — especially businesses — pay what they owe.

The Arizona Department of Revenue, the state’s tax collector, has instead emphasized customer service and collecting sales taxes on behalf of cities statewide.

The effect? Revenue from audits fell from $155 million in 2016 to $80 million in 2017.


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