Sec. 19-510. Divulging of information prohibited; exceptions allowing disclosure.
   (a)   Except as specifically provided, it shall be unlawful for any official or employee of the city to make known information obtained pursuant to this article concerning the business financial affairs or operations of any person.
   (b)   The city council may authorize an examination of any return or audit of a specific taxpayer made pursuant to this article by authorized agents of the federal government, the State of Arizona, or any political subdivisions.
   (c)   The tax collector may provide to an Arizona county, city, or town any information concerning any taxes imposed in this article relative to the taxing ordinances of that county, city, or town.
   (d)   Successors, receivers, trustees, personal representatives, executors, guardians, administrators, and assignees, if directly interested, may be given information by the tax collector as to the items included in the measure and amounts of any unpaid tax, interest, and penalties required to be paid.
   (e)   Upon a written direction by the city attorney or other legal advisor to the city designated by the city council, officials or employees of the city may divulge the amount and source of income, profits, leases, or expenditures disclosed in any return or report, and the amount of such delinquent and unpaid tax, penalty, or interest, to a private collection agency having a written collection agreement with the city.
   (f)   The tax collector shall provide information to appropriate representatives of any Arizona city or town to comply with the provisions of A.R.S. Section 42-6003, A.R.S. Section 42-6005, and A.R.S. Section 42-6056.
   (g)   The tax collector may provide information to authorized agents of any other Arizona governmental agency involving the allocation of taxes imposed by section 19-435 upon publishing and distribution of periodicals.
   (h)   The tax collector may provide information regarding the enforcement and collection of taxes imposed by this article to any governmental agency with which the city has an agreement.
(Ord. No. 6674, § 3, 3-23-87; Ord. No. 9569, § 1, 6-18-01)