Arizona tax preparer pleads guilty to preparing fraudulent tax returns

Last month Roberto De La O pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and two counts of Preparing a False Tax Returns for fraudulently preparing around 118 tax returns for 2014-2017. To increase the taxpayer’s refunds, he’d included fake W-2s or 1099-Miscellaneous for Red Home Investments that included Arizona and federal income tax withholdings The …

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Arizona tax deadline changed to July

In line with the change to the federal tax filing deadline, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) moved the deadline for filing and paying state income tax from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The new deadline applies to individual, corporate and fiduciary tax returns and means taxpayers filing state tax returns or submitting payments …

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Ghost tax preparers

The IRS is warning taxpayers about potential ghost tax preparers. A ghost tax preparer is someone who prepares the return but does not sign it or even include information that is vital. Don’t miss: What you need to give your CPA to prepare your 2019 tax return From this point the ghost preparer is free …

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Arizona business personal property report is due April 1

If you are a business owner, you most likely received a form from the County Assessor’s office shortly after the first of the year. This is the 2020 Arizona Business Property Statement, an annual reporting form that lists out all tangible personal property which is then used by the County Assessor to compute personal property …

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Key changes to 2019 Arizona tax returns

Tax season is upon us! Individual income tax filing began on January 27th for both state and federal. I am as excited to file a return this year as most are but there have been some changes this year that are good to know as a taxpayer. Below are five Arizona changes. Don’t miss: Arizona …

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Tax filing season is open

The holidays have wrapped up and the new year has begun. It’s time to start thinking about filing your tax return. The individual income tax filing season has officially opened in the state of Arizona. Technology has allowed for tax filing to be much more simplified. Now you can file on the Arizona Department of …

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Arizona credits to qualifying charitable and qualifying foster organizations

It isn’t very often that a tax partner (me) and our nonprofit partner (Colette) are attending the same presentation. Oh sure, there are the random events where the firm has a table, and we may be together. And, of course, partner meetings. And when she helps with my nonprofit clients (all three of them!) But …

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Call and wait is annoying – You just want answers from the IRS!

Would you rather call to get an answer or just start looking online? Of course, sometimes you do need to make a phone call. It can be so annoying to call when you just want answers. You dial through a number of options, only to be on interminable hold. It turns out the Internal Revenue …

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Penalty Free Retirement Account Withdrawals

For anyone who has a child, they know sometimes the pain doesn’t end at the point of delivery.  Don’t get me wrong. Children are a blessing, but with them come sleepless nights, diaper changes and yes, financial pressures. A study by Health Affairs found that for the average new mother with insurance who gave birth …

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