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Flat-Tax Measure Stricken From Ballot by Arizona High Court (1)

April 22, 2022, 6:59 PMUpdated: April 22, 2022, 7:56 PM

Voters in Arizona will no longer have a chance to prevent their state from adopting a flat income tax system after the state Supreme Court found the issue can’t be placed on November’s ballot.

A lower court held that a measure (S.B. 1828) to shift the state to a flat income tax rate of 2.5% could be submitted to voters in the 2022 general election. The bill didn’t appropriate state funds or generate necessary revenue, so it doesn’t fall within the “support and maintenance” exception in the state constitution, the trial court said in December.

The measure’s opponents ...