PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer says her proposal for a complete overhaul of Arizona's sales tax collection system will ease the burden on businesses hamstrung by one of the nation's most complex systems.
She says a bill being introduced Monday will fix a system that it makes it extremely difficult for businesses to pay what they owe. She says business owners serving multiple cities must file multiple tax returns and undergo multiple audits.
Cities and towns strongly object to one part of the proposal changing how tax on new construction is collected.
They say that will hurt growing cities by sending the taxes elsewhere.
Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills says that provision is a deal-breaker.
Brewer announced the legislation at a press conference packed with business leaders and lawmakers.
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