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Gov. Brewer asks for sales tax collection overhaul

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer wants the Legislature to enact her proposal for a comprehensive simplification of the state's sales tax collection system.

Brewer says the current system has so many twists and turns it is extremely difficult for businesses to pay what they owe. She says business owners serving multiple cities must file multiple tax returns with multiple tax bases and undergo multiple audits. She wants a system that has just one form and one filing per business.

She made the remarks during her annual State of the State speech to a joint session of the Legislature on Monday.

Cities and towns object to some of the proposal because they would lose money from new construction sales taxes. House speaker Andy Tobin has said he's listening and open to changes.

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