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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Public Information Office

 

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2008

 

Goodyear keeps discounted sales tax rate for big-ticket items

 

GOODYEAR, AZVehicles and other big-ticket items sold in Goodyear will not be subject to higher taxes. The Goodyear City Council voted unanimously Monday, June 9, to keep the .8 percent discounted tax rate on sales of items in Goodyear costing $5,000 or more.

 

Buyers of big ticket items like vehicles, furniture and high end electronics will continue to pay 2 percent sales tax on the first $5,000, and 1.2 percent on the balance.

 

For example, shoppers who buy a $30,000 car in Goodyear will continue to pay $400 in sales tax, compared to $500 in Avondale, $660 in Glendale and $540 in Peoria.

 

Sales tax on a $15,000 furniture purchase in Goodyear will continue to be $220, compared to $275 in Avondale, $330 in Glendale and $270 in Peoria.

 

The council declined to approve changes to the city sales tax rates recommended by staff. The recommendations, which were not approved, also included a proposed increase in lodging tax rates for hotels and motels from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent.

 

 

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749