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Arizona Governor vetoes legislation requiring additional regulatory sales tax collection headache

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 06:00
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MAY 21, 2018 – PHOENIX, AZ -  At the urging of CAWA and its auto parts retailer members in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey vetoed Senate Bill 1091, which would have impacted sales tax collection and distribution of Arizona businesses by implementing a real time remittance of TPT.


Governor Doug Ducey vetoed SB 1091 last week citing concerns about the unintended consequences the bill could have on private industries.  CAWA’s legislative team including Phoenix based legislative advocate has been aggressively working to oppose the legislation because implementation of real time remittance of TPT would have required significant changes to the current electronic payment systems for members including adding exorbitant cost of doing business by requiring businesses to pay for a second hardware upgrade in order to comply with real time TPT remittance as outlined in the legislation.

“SB 1091 would have added increased costs of doing business to CAWA members in Arizona as well as an extra layer of increased regulatory burden should the bill have been signed into law”, stated Rodney K. Pierini, CAWA President & CEO.  “Our legislative team and CAWA members were heard loud and clear in our efforts to stop the legislation.  We thank Governor Ducey for listening to our concerns and supporting businesses in Arizona by vetoing SB 1091.”    

About CAWA
CAWA is a regional automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. For more information, visit

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