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Arizona Court Rules in Favor of Rental Tax Surcharge

The surcharge is projected to fund about $14.1 million of the $54.8 million total revenue from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for the fiscal year.


Phoenix Rental Operator Loses $1.85 Million Lawsuit

Investigators found that Dennis N. Saban, owner of Phoenix Car Rental and Saban's Rent-A-Car, violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by adding extraneous taxes and surcharges on vehicle rentals.


Self-Driving Ubers Now Running in Arizona

Uber will be offering rides in its autonomous vehicles in Tempe, Ariz., two months after leaving California.


RelayRides Renter Cons Car Owner in Arizona

A RelayRides user discovered his car was impounded with a 30-day hold while it was being rented, leaving the man carless for more than a month.


Car Rental Tax Can’t Fund Stadium, Says Judge

A judge of Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled that a car rental tax can’t help pay off the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Taxes imposed on the use of vehicles are restricted to funding road construction, maintenance and related purposes.


Horne Files Lawsuit against Arizona Rental Companies

As the result of more than 150 consumer complaints and an undercover investigation by the state, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis N. Saban and his rental car companies.


High Life Auto Rental Announces 2013 Fleet Arrival

High Life Auto Rental has taken delivery of new Nissan and Toyota vehicles.


Go Rentals Increases Presence in Arizona with Two New Locations

With more of its customers traveling to Arizona for popular events this year, Newport Beach-based car rental service company Go Rentals added two more locations for a total of four locations in Arizona.


Sixt Opens First Branch in Western States with Location in Phoenix

Sixt opened a location at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Oct. 11.


Rental Car Companies Challenge Arizona Tax on Car Rentals

The tax, which varies depending on if the rental is used as a replacement vehicle or not, is argued to be interfering with interstate commerce by unfairly taxing out-of-state renters.


Budget Offers One-Way Deals Out of Arizona and Florida

In its annual one-way rental promotion, Budget Car Rental is offering unlimited mileage and no drop-off fees starting at rates of $9.95.


Car Rental Companies Now Secondary in Arizona Liability Coverage

The new law takes effect July 1.


High Life Auto Rental Receives 2012 Best of Scottsdale Award

This is the car rental operator's second consecutive year winning the award.


Arizona Bill Removing Car Rental Companies as Primary Insurer Fails in House

Arizona Senate Bill 1286 would’ve changed the state’s liability insurance coverage laws for motor vehicle rentals to say that a company’s insurance is ‘excess coverage to any other available insurance coverage for any damages and injury caused by a renter.’


Hertz Offers $5 Deal Out of Arizona

The deal is good for pickup between April 4 and June 30, 2012, and is available for vehicles rented in Arizona and dropped off at corporate airport and neighborhood locations in surrounding states.


Phoenix Car Rentals in Large Demand for March

At the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, car rental agencies report that they are bringing in additional cars to meet demand for spring break travelers and baseball spring-training.


Phoenix Airport Installs Solar Panels at Rental Car Facility

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport installed SunPower Corp. solar panels, which are expected to save $4.7 million over the next 20 years.


ACRA Executive Director Visits Arizona to Express Views on Insurance Legislation

Currently, Arizona is an outlier state that by statute makes car rental companies primary in all claims and prohibits recoveries through subrogation.


Righting a Wrong in Arizona

Arizona is one of a super minority of states in which auto rental companies are required by statute to pay for the negligent acts of their renters. Look for new legislation in the coming weeks that proposes to change that.


Fitch Affirms Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority Rev Bonds

Preliminary fiscal 2011 results suggest lodging excise tax and car rental surcharge revenues up 1.5% and total pledged revenues up roughly 6% due primarily to another one-time adjustment for prior years' sales tax revenues.


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