Sales Tax Tokens: a post in honor of April 15th

Did you know people could pay their sales tax with tokens at one time in Arizona history?  According to the April/May 1999 issue of Arizona Tax News, “The use of sales tax tokens was authorized by Chapter 77, Laws of 1935.  In 1954, when Arizona’s tax statutes were recodified, the entire sales tax token authorization portion was dropped from the code, in effect repealing it.”

The  Arizona Department of Revenue online publication also noted the tokens were in “1-mill and 5-mill denominations and were made of copper brass, zinc and aluminum” and manufactured by Osborn Register Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.   The surplus was sold at a May 1965 public auction for $2,312.20.

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State unemployment statistics

Want to know how other states are doing in recovering from the recession?  Here is a link to the Local Area Unemployment Statistics and find out what are latest unemployment figures for states, counties and metropolitan areas around the country as well as past figures.

Moving and Moving Companies

If a move is in your future, the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures’ Moving Information page has resources for people moving their possessions and dealing with moving companies.  ARS §41-2066 describes the enforcement powers of the state’s Arizona Department of Weights and Measures.  This webpage describes the difference between moves within the state of Arizona and moves from one state to another.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Household Goods Program website has information about interstate moves.