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Arizonans’ federal taxes back to pre-recession level, still under national average

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

By Stephen Hicks

WASHINGTON – Arizona taxpayers have seen their tax payments increase by nearly $1,000 per person on average since 2010, which some economists say is likely a sign of an improving economy over that period. But they also noted that the increases, in the state and the nation, do little more than bring taxes back up to where they were before dipping sharply during the recession. And while Arizona taxpayers have seen their bills go up, the increase has been slower than the national average and the tax per person is still 41st among states, among the lowest in the nation.