About the Arizona Department of Revenue
The mission of the Arizona Department of Revenue is to serve the people of Arizona by administering tax laws with integrity, fairness and efficiency.
It is our vision that we set the standard for tax services.
Tax laws that fall under the department’s purview are primarily in the areas of income, transaction privilege (sales), use, luxury, withholding, property, estate, fiduciary, bingo, and severance.
The director is a member of the Governor’s cabinet and is responsible for the direction, operation, and control of the department to ensure that the administration and collection of taxes are cost effective and performed with high quality to meet taxpayers’ needs.
Reporting to the director is the chief deputy director and deputy director, who assist the director in the day-to-day operations of the department. The chief deputy director serves as acting director when the director is absent. Also reporting to the director is the problem resolution officer, who acts as the taxpayer advocate within the department. Reporting to both the director and chief deputy director are the senior internal auditor, who oversees the internal audit team and acts as liaison with external auditors and the chief human resources officer.
The department is organized into eight divisions, each managed by an assistant director. Divisions include: Administrative Services, Audit, Collections, Taxpayer and External Services, Information Technology, Process Administration, Property Tax, and Tax Policy and Research. Each division performs specific functions which are integrated to achieve the department’s major external objectives of efficient tax collection and processing, timely enforcement of tax laws, and accurate valuation of property.
Director John Greene has extensive public service experience including serving as President of the Arizona State Senate; Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Equalization; Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance; Chief Deputy Treasurer for Maricopa County, Arizona, and as a member of the Arizona Film and Television Advisory Board.
For much of his professional career, John Greene practiced law in the private sector in the areas of federal, state and local taxation; ERISA; administrative law; regulatory compliance; general business law; commercial transactions (including commercial real estate); litigation and government affairs. John is the former chief tax counsel of The Greyhound - Dial Corporation and its worldwide subsidiaries. He also served as in-house tax counsel to New York Life Insurance Company in New York City. John also practiced law with Snell & Wilmer LLP, Tiffany & Bosco, PA and Buchalter Nemer, PLC law firms.
John Greene earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University, School of Law, where he served as research editor of the Law Review, and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in taxation, from New York University, School of Law. John is admitted to practice law in New York, Arizona and before various federal courts, including the U.S District Courts for the southern and eastern districts of New York and the district of Arizona and U.S. Tax Court. John Greene has been recognized for his community service, including as a recipient of the Arizona State Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Award “for extraordinary contributions by an Arizona attorney in making legal services available to persons who could not afford them . . .”
Chief Deputy Director David Raber
David Raber was appointed to serve as Chief Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue in June 2011. David’s 23 year career includes nearly 20 years of State Government experience as well as time spent working in the private sector.
Prior to joining the ADOR leadership team, David was in executive leadership at the Arizona Department of Administration for two years beginning in 2009 (6 months in the capacity of Deputy Director and 18 months as Interim Director).
Formerly, David held executive management positions at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Joining the Commission Staff in 2004, he served as Deputy Director of the Securities Division, Director of the Corporations Division, and Director of a newly-created Safety Division. David served for six years (1998-2003) in various positions at the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, most recently as the Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer. David’s other positions include stints at the Arizona State Land Department and in the private sector with Del Webb Corporation in Scottsdale and Magma Copper Company in Tucson.
David is an Arizona native, raised in Phoenix. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University in 1988 and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, David is a former member of the Arizona Board of Investment and a current member of the Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans.
Deputy Director Vince Perez
Deputy Director Vince Perez has been with the Department of Revenue since 1988 and brings a vast amount of knowledge to the position. Previous to his appointment as Deputy Director, he was the Assistant Director of the Audit Division, a position that he held since November 2003. His career at the Department also includes holding positions as Assistant Director of the Transaction Privilege and Use Tax Division, Director's Executive Officer in charge of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs and Public Information, Field Audit Operations Manager, Tax Research and Analysis Supervisor and Field Auditor.
Vince is also a past Chairman of the Border State’s Caucus, an organization of tax administrators from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, the IRS and Mexico.
Before working for the Department, Vince worked for the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Vince is a 2008 recipient of the Arizona Tax Research Association’s Good Government Award. He “was nominated based on the fairness in which he has treated taxpayers.” And, “that fairness was grounded in his consistent effort to be open, honest, and transparent in executing the tax policies and procedures for the Department of Revenue.”
He received an Accounting degree from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Manager.