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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 David Raber

David Raber - Chief Deputy Director Arizona Department of Revenue

David Raber was appointed by Governor Brewer to serve as Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue on February 14, 2014. He originally joined the Department in June 2011, when he was appointed to serve in the Chief Deputy Director role. 
David’s 24 year career includes more than 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 where he serves as Vice Chairman.