State has new form for taxpayers to comply with little known law
By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times
State revenue officials are hoping a new tax form and a public relations campaign convinces more Arizonans to send them money after they buy items from out of state, whether online or on vacation.
The new fill-in-the-blanks form created by the Department of Revenue lets shoppers put in how much they spent and then compute what they owe the state by multiplying that by 5.6 percent. Paying the applicable city sales tax requires more steps.
But the bottom line is a belief that the state can get more money from its residents.