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Seventh Annual Construction Industry Tax Issues Seminar

(A Steptoe Sponsored Event)
June 3, 2010
The Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Contractors, homebuilders, developers, and lenders are invited to attend Steptoe’s Seventh Annual Construction Industry Tax Issues Seminar to get up-to-date information on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales taxation of contracting as well as Arizona’s property tax treatment of developers and homebuilders.  



  • $125.00 per participant
  • CFMA*, ABA,** & USGBC*** members -  $100 per participant

*Construction Financial Management Association
**Arizona Builders Alliance

Please click here for additional information. 


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m

  • Introduction to Arizona's Unique Construction Sales Tax Regime - Exempt the Sale of Building Materials and Subcontractors and Tax the Prime Contractor on 65% of its Gross Receipts
  • City Sales Tax Regime for Contractors - Major Differences From the State
  • Arizona's Hidden Real Estate Transfer Tax - The City Speculative Builder Tax and Successor Liability for Purchasers and Lenders
  • Minimizing Your Property Taxes in a Down Real Estate Market
  • Property Tax Valuation Considerations When Planning a Development (Common Areas, Retention Basins, Roads, Separate Parceling)

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Mid-Session Break

10:35 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  • Comparing and Contrasting the Preconstruction Services Exemption With the Design-Build Contract Exemption
  • Personal Liability for Withholding Taxes, Sales Taxes and Personal Property Taxes
  • Sales and Property Tax Issues Relating to Construction and Operation of Solar Energy Projects
  • House Bill 2515 - What if AZ Repeals the Prime Contracting Classification and Implements a Point of Sale Regime?

12:25 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Q&A Session