New Sales Tax Requirements for Arizona Construction Contractors

Effective January 1, 2015, sales tax requirements have changed for construction contracting. The changes are as follows: A contractor must determine on a contract-by-contract basis, whether the work performed under each contract is a “modification” activity subject to prime contracting … read more

Don’t Forget to Timely File California Withholding Statements

It’s easy to forget that June 15, 2014, is not only the due date for the second quarter 2014 estimated income tax payments; it is also the due date for withholding agents to file the California Form 592, Resident and … read more

City of Tempe Sales Tax Rate to be Reduced as of July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Tempe will be reducing its sales tax rate from 2 percent down to 1.8 percent. The rate was temporarily increased in 2010 in order to preserve public services and prevent government layoffs during … read more

California Wants You to Correct Your Real Estate Tax Deduction!

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has begun an education process to assist taxpayers in understanding what portion of their California property tax bill is deductible as an itemized tax deduction on Schedule A. The FTB advises taxpayers to examine … read more

How Will the Arizona House Bill 2619 Impact Your Arizona Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Arizona was one of more than thirty states that borrowed money (after their unemployment trust funds were depleted) from the federal government during the economic recession in order to continue paying unemployment benefits to eligible claimants as required by federal … read more

Henry & Horne, LLP Tax Internship Program

Since 1957, Henry & Horne, LLP has been one of the leading accounting firms in Arizona. One of the reasons is our Tax Internship program. The first intern started back in 1996, and through the years there have been 17 … read more

Is My Personal Property Taxable?

In Arizona, property taxes are assessed on real and personal property.  All of us, however, own some personal property that is exempt from property taxation.  When is personal property subject to property tax? The definition of personal property, for property … read more

A Telecommuter's Perspective

When my husband accepted a position in New York, I was excited for his career opportunity but apprehensive about leaving sunny Arizona and a job I really enjoyed.  A few days after regretfully informing my employer I was leaving, I … read more


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