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Brewer aide to lead Arizona task force on sales tax

PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer is tapping a senior member of her to staff to
lead a task force that’s supposed to make recommendations on ways to simplify
Arizona’s sales tax system.

The task force also is supposed to make recommendations on ways to make the
system easier for taxpayers to comply with the system and for the state to
manage it.

Michael Hunter will serve as chairman. He’s Brewer’s chief lobbyist and also
her advisory on tax policy.

Other task force members include municipal tax officials, business
representatives and two legislators.

The sales tax provides about half of the state’s tax revenue, and numerous
local governments also have their own sales taxes.