Federal, state, and local governments all collect taxes in a variety of ways. State revenues are comprised of property taxes, sales tax, and certain taxes on businesses. Additionally, states levy extra taxes on items such as liquor, tobacco products, and gasoline. In Arizona, for example, gasoline is taxed at 18 cents per gallon, sales tax is at 5.6 percent, and beer is taxed at 16 cents per gallon or less. Taxes allow Arizona and other states to provide essential services and maintain order. Click on a link below to learn more about Arizona tax laws or contact an Arizona tax law attorney if you have more questions.