Phoenix Tax

Whose Property Is It?

The IRS filed liens against Christopher Deinlein who owed taxes to the IRS. Chris was a 1/3 beneficiary in his mother’s estate. Presumably to prevent the IRS from receiving his share of the estate’s assets, Chris disclaimed his interest in … read more

Tax Implications of the Sharing Economy

With the rise of sharing economy websites such as Airbnb and RelayRides, it may be appealing to rent out your home or car when not in use and pocket some extra cash. But before you do, make sure you understand … read more

RIA Releases Preliminary 2015 Tax Items

Every year certain tax items are adjusted for inflation including standard deduction amounts, tax tables, and earned income credit. Although the official release of these items is required by the IRS by December 15, 2014, here is an unofficial look … read more

IRS Releases Health Care Information Reporting Draft Forms

The Affordable Care Act is requiring nonexempt individuals to have minimum essential coverage or to pay the individual shared responsibility payment. On July 24, the IRS released the draft forms that the providers of health care must use to fulfill … read more

Deducting the iPhone 6

Sleeker design, a bigger display, faster performance, an upgraded camera, longer battery life, third-party keyboard support, Touch ID, and Apple Pay. The iPhone 6 sounds pretty great. If you use a cell phone for business, should you rush out and … read more

Congress Eyes Legislation to Extend Expired Tax Provisions

On Monday, September 15th, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) sent a letter to Congress urging them to immediately address the fifty-seven tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013 and the six tax provisions that expire at the … read more

What You Need to Know about Arizona’s Sales Tax Reform

There are big changes ahead for the transaction privilege tax (TPT) in Arizona. Legislation signed in 2013 concerning Arizona’s sales tax reform will become effective January 1, 2015, and with that, business owners will need to make adjustments to make … read more

Deducting Moving Expenses

One of the most common reasons for packing up and making a move is for career purposes. Moving and career changes are also both typically found in psychological studies to be among the most stressful of life events. But don’t … read more

Establishing that Debt is Bona Fide Debt

Recently, there have been a number of cases disallowing bad debt deductions, particularly for loans to shareholders and related parties. If a related party loan becomes worthless, it is treated no differently from a debt to an unrelated party. Of … read more

Deducting Job Hunting Expenses

If you’ve found yourself making career changes this year, you may be able to deduct some of the job hunting expenses that you incurred on your next tax return. Deductible job search costs can include: Resumé costs – any expenses … read more


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