Brnovich: Ruling for state in tax case stands with no appeal

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Posted at 9:33 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 00:33:50-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says a court ruling in favor of the state will stand in a case that could have resulted in large requests for tax refunds.

Brnovich said that an oil company didn't appeal a January court ruling in a case involving the taxation of dyed diesel fuel used by a quarry for trucks and machinery not used on state roads.

The Court of Appeals' January decision overturned a lower court's ruling that if left intact could have triggered refund requests.

Carter Oil sought less than $12,000 in refunds.

But lawyers for the state said potential refund requests from the mining industry as a whole could have totaled over $100 million.

Wednesday was the deadline to appeal.