Scott Earl: Arizona’s Credit Unions Are for People, Not Profit

Arizona’s credit unions are both not-for-profit and cooperatives. Like all cooperatives, credit unions are member-owned and self-governed by the Arizonans who use our services. By definition, all credit union funds are reinvested into the families and communities that we serve — not sent to shareholders like for-profit banks.

Arizona’s credit unions do pay taxes, including property tax, sales tax, moneys and credits tax and employer-related taxes. Increasing the taxes already paid by credit unions is merely an increased tax on Arizona’s credit union members.

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