How Much Tax Revenue Could Recreational Marijuana Bring to Arizona

MARK BRODIE: Arizona voters last month approved Proposition 207, which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state. Once sales start, buyers will have to pay state, county and city sales taxes. Marijuana will also be subject to a 16% excise tax with that money going to law enforcement, community colleges and other programs. Arizona is one of[ … ]

Arizona CFOs reveal cautious optimism for 2020

[September 30, 2019 – PHOENIX] – Although early predictions for a downturn in 2019 have not come true, Arizona’s industry leaders are planning for the unexpected while hoping for the best. Results from the 2019-2020 Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey indicate a strong focus on operational efficiency, reputation management, and talent planning. The fourth annual survey[ … ]

Arizona Lawmakers Consider Expanding Coverage For Telemedicine Statewide

Arizona lawmakers have a medical dilemma trying to provide medical care in the nation’s fifth fastest growing state and a rapidly aging population. Right now, private insurance policies only provide some patients remote access to doctors for a limited number of services. A bill in the Arizona Legislature would expand coverage, requiring companies to insure[ … ]

Arizona Unemployment Rate Increases And Salary Growth Slows Compared To Rest Of U.S.

The state’s jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point in December as companies shed employees. New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. That is the result, at least in part, of private sector employment dropping by about 1,900 jobs. And the new figure[ … ]

Benefits of Investing in Opportunity Zones, TCJA

The Opportunities Zones program enacted with the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 offers three tax incentives for investing in certain low-income communities through a qualified Opportunity Fund: temporary deferral, step-up in basis, and permanent exclusion of capital gains. Under this provision, gain from the sale of any type of property that produces capital[ … ]

Arizona CFOs, Leaders Maintain Economic Optimism Across Industries

BeachFleischman PC 2018 Arizona CFO Spotlight SurveyHighlights Three Ts: Talent, Tech & Taxes [March 2018, PHOENIX] Talent — getting enough quality talent and keeping it — is the primary economic and reputation concern of leaders participating in the third-annual Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey conducted by BeachFleischman PC. The hunt for talent edged out two-year survey[ … ]