James G. Busby, Jr.

James G. Busby, Jr.

1850 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Main Office Phone: 602-322-4000
Direct Work Phone: 602 322-4146
FAX: 602 322-4101

Professional Experience:

Before entering private practice, Mr. Busby served as Chief Auditor and Principal Tax Analyst for the Transaction Privilege (Sales) and Use Tax Division of the Arizona Department of Revenue. During Mr. Busby's time at the Department, he argued and settled cases for the Department, advised the Director on tax policy issues as a member of the Uniformity Committee, and acted as liaison to the Attorney General's office. As Chief Auditor, he administered Arizona's sales, use and severance tax audit programs, including the Cities Program, which conducts audits for 75 Arizona municipalities.

Mr. Busby has advised and represented numerous clients of all sizes, and from many industries, in a variety of tax matters, and lectures extensively on state and local tax topics.

Practice Focus:

James G. Busby, Jr.'s practice involves all areas of state and local tax law including state and city sales, use, gross receipts, privilege, excise and severance taxes, as well as income, real and personal property taxes.

Some of the state and local tax services Mr. Busby provides include: Amnesty and Voluntary Disclosure Negotiations


Attorney at Law and Certified Public Accountant

Arizona State University
J.D., 1995

Arizona State University
M.B.A., 1994

Brigham Young University
B.A., 1992


American Society of Women Accountants: Summary of Arizona Tax Legislation (2008)

Arizona Society of CPAs Tax Luncheon Program: Summary of Arizona Tax Legislation (2005, 2008, 2009)

Arizona Society of CPAs Webinar: Arizona's Tax Legislation and How it Affects You (2006, 2008, 2009)

Arizona Tax Conference: An Arizona Perspective on the Streamlined Sales Tax (2005)

Institute for Professionals in Taxation: Arizona One-Day Tax Seminar (1998); National Sales Tax Symposium (2000, 2006); Fall 2004 Phoenix IPT Luncheon (2004)

Lorman Educational Services: Advanced Sales and Use Tax in Arizona (2006-2008); Arizona Sales and Use Tax (2003-2008, 2010); Arizona Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers (2001-2003); Arizona Sales and Use Tax: A Beginner's Basic Course (2001-2004); Arizona Tax Update (2002); Arizona Multi-State Taxation (2002, 2004, 2005, 2008); Arizona State Tax Issues (2001)

National Association of Tax Professionals: Arizona Update (2008)

National Business Institute: Arizona Multi-State Income Taxation (2004); Arizona Sales and Use Tax Update (2001, 2002)

Phoenix Tax Workshop: Arizona Credit for Foreign Taxes (2006)

State Bar of Arizona: Legislative Wrap-up (2004-2009); Arizona Taxation (2004); Arizona Prime Contracting Tax (2006)

Sterling Education Services: Fundamentals of Sales and Use Taxation in Arizona (2002)

Tax Executives Institute: Streamlined Sales Tax Project Update (2006)

Professional and Community Activities:

State Bar of Arizona
Council Member and Legislative Liaison for Tax Law Section

State Bar of Utah

Arizona Legislature's Property Tax Appeals Study Commitee,

Arizona State Board of Accountancy, Law Review Advisory Committee
Past Member

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Former Board Member, Current Arizona Tax Liaison and Tax Legislative Committee,

Arizona Tax Research Association, Legislative and Practitioner Committees
Board of Directors

Institute for Professionals in Taxation

Dayspring Preschool and Kindergarten
Past Board Member

Boy Scouts of America
Former Assistant Scoutmaster

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