Meet Your Treasurer

John M. Allen

The Maricopa County Treasurer is responsible for collecting all real and personal property taxes for over 1700 tax districts that include state, county, incorporated cities and towns, schools, community colleges, and special districts; and then distributing those funds to those tax districts.

Thirty-six years ago, John Allen made Arizona his home. Raised in Long Island, New York, as one of five children, he learned the value of hard work and enterprise working for the family's truck and heavy equipment dealership. Married for 34 years now, he and Tina believe they are rich in the things that matter. They have three grown sons and four grandchildren, good friends, a church they love and a neighborhood they call home.

With a BA degree in Business from ASU, John has worked many jobs, including construction, ground operations at an airline, sales and as a small business owner. Tina worked for Maricopa County for 31 years before she retired. Like most of the working middle class, they have to budget and plan for the things they need, the things they want and the things they share.

First elected to the legislature in 2002, after a friend talked him into running, John has served 11 out of the past 17 years in the Arizona House of Representatives. In that time, he has been the Chairman of the following committees: Audit Committee, Banking and Insurance, Children and Family Affairs, and currently is the Judiciary chair. He was the Republican Majority Leader for 2017 and 2018. He has served with six Speakers of the House and three Governors. Through hard work, perseverance and a willingness to study and understand the issues facing this state, he has become a leader in our community.

John's Accomplishments

One of John’s many responsibilities as a legislator was to serve as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for four years. The Arizona Auditor General is a direct employee of the State Legislature and through the audit process they assure the taxpayers that appropriated monies are spent as directed. One of John’s key objectives over his tenure was to strengthen the Fraud division of the AG's office. Over the past four years, they doubled the size of the Fraud division and improved prosecution and recovery. John believes this commitment to accountability will serve him well in the role of County Treasurer.

During his time as Chairman of Children and Family Services, John worked closely with the newly created Department of Children Services to reduce caseloads for DCS caseworkers from 60 to 14 per caseworker. John also worked to strengthen kinship care and add safeguards for families in turmoil. This was not only done through funding, but through improved process management and a dedicated plan to reduce the backlog. He believes in the philosophy that we can always be improving our procedures and he loves to think outside the box for new ways to tackle old problems.

One of John’s passions has been his work with the developmentally disabled. While working on their issues and carefully evaluating the programs that receive state funding, John became committed to seeing that the House of Representatives act on its principles and employ members of this community at the Arizona House. Today they have two developmentally disabled adults as members of their Page staff, who make the coffee and help manage our recycled paper program. This effort at inclusion has been far more beneficial for the House staff members than just its intended goal of providing work for this disenfranchised community. John will continue his effort to see where the County could include members of the developmentally disabled community in its workforce.

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Seniors needing additional property tax relief and Arizonans not required to file individual income taxes may be able to take advantage of state tax credits


Individual income tax filing season in the state provides potential benefits for Arizonans whose income level is below minimum threshold limits and not required to file an individual income tax return or are seniors who own a residence.

Both may still be eligible for state tax benefits by submitting two forms available through the Arizona Department of Revenue - Form 140ET Credit for Increased Excise Taxes or Form 140PTC Property Tax Refund Claim.

  • Form 140PTC is used by qualified individuals to claim a refundable income tax credit for taxes paid on property located in Arizona that is either owned by or rented by the taxpayer. Form 140PTC provides a tax credit of up to $502. To claim a property tax credit, you must file your claim or extension request by April 15, 2020. You cannot claim this credit on an amended return if you file it after the due date.
  • Form 140ET is used by individuals not required to file an Arizona individual income tax return but qualify to claim the refundable excise tax credit. The maximum credit available for the increased excise tax (Form 140ET) is $100 per household. An excise tax is a tax levied on certain goods by the state or federal government such as fuel, cigarettes, cellphones and alcoholic beverages.

Individuals not filing an income tax return and claiming both credits need only to complete Form 140PTC. However, individuals not submitting a tax return and not claiming the property tax credit must complete Form 140ET to claim the credit for increased excise taxes.

To determine eligibility for either Form 140PTC or Form 140ET, see form instructions at www.azdor.gov/Forms/Individual.

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CP Expirations Legal Changes


There has been a change in CP Liens that is applicable to lienholders. Beginning September, 2019, SB1236 will include a provision that modifies the language in §A.R.S. 42-18127 Section A.

The original certificate of purchase, in addition to all subsequent taxes (sub taxes) will expire if an action to foreclose has not commenced within ten years after the last day of the month in which the original certificate was acquired.

Pursuant to this legislation, tax liens eligible for expiration will include the original certificate and all related sub taxes in the expiration process. Those liens with deadlines that are already in effect will not be affected however it will affect all future sub taxing liens so that the deadline will expire within a ten year period after the last day of the month that it was acquired and time limits cannot be extended to the original purchase.

You should consult your attorney for further advice.

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Beware of Alternate Tax Payment Websites!


Please be aware of other property tax payment websites which could mislead you to believe they are the Maricopa County Treasurer’s website. Although you can make payments through them, they are not our official agent and will charge you processing fees. We have no control over payments made through them.

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Parcel number 123-45-678 9, can be entered as 123 45 678

Parcel number 123-45-678a 9, can be entered as 123 45 678 a

For Mobile Home/Business Personal Property - Use the personal property roll number with a prefix of 9 as the parcel number.
Example: Roll number 60-00-001 8 can be entered as 960 00 001.

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