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Do I Need to Pay Taxes if I don’t Work for the Government?

Another frivolous tax argument hanging around is based upon the contention that the only “employees” subject to federal income tax are employees of the federal government. This argument asserts that the federal government can tax only employees of the federal … read more

4 Reasons to Choose Direct Deposit For Your Refund

Overlooking the minor detail that you have given the federal government a tax free loan for 2011, you are so excited to be getting a refund on your 2011 individual income tax return.  And it is always better to receive … 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

IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents Per Mile

On June 23, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile … read more

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Bill for 2-Year Unemployment "Special Assessment" Tax Increase on Employers

Arizona employers face a temporary tax increase in 2011 and 2012 to help Arizona repay loans provided by the federal government to pay for unemployment benefits. House Bill 2619 signed April 25, 2011 by Gov. Jan Brewer authorizes the Department … read more


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