Two ways to save on Arizona taxes

Do you owe taxes to the state of Arizona that you would really like to avoid? Fortunately for you, there are a couple different ways that you can get the best use of your money spent. Here are some tips on how to save on Arizona taxes. Don’t miss: Temporary increase for disaster relief contributions …

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IRS announces standard mileage rates for 2021

On December 22, the Internal Revenue Service issued the standard mileage rates that will be in effect starting January 1, 2021. These rates are used to calculate the deductible costs per mile driven of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. Don’t miss: Do social media influencers have to pay taxes? The …

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Substantiating Noncash Charitable Contributions

Giving to charity can be very rewarding. It not only helps the community but can also provide a benefit on your tax return. Charitable contributions are reported on Schedule A as itemized deductions on your individual tax return. The following might help clarify any information needed in order to claim noncash contributions. When asked to …

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COVID scammers texting promises of additional stimulus payments

We all know the saying about “death and taxes”, but sometimes it seems like scams should be added to that list. Every year, and probably even more frequently than that, scammers are coming up with clever new ways to trick taxpayers out of their personal information, money or both. In a year like 2020, the …

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Score a 2020 Arizona Tax Credit

Doing an Arizona tax credit donation is a great way to receive a dollar for dollar reduction on your Arizona state tax while also giving to charitable organizations you feel strongly about. Generally, any donation claimed as an Arizona tax credit is not deductible on the federal return. However, there is an exception if your …

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Sick leave credit for eligible self-employed Individuals

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic self-employed people likely felt they were overlooked. The availability of financing under the paycheck protection program and certain tax credits have shone a light of hope for the self-employed individual. A self-employed individual may be eligible to claim a tax credit under the qualified sick leave and qualified family leave …

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New vehicles that qualify for a tax credit

IRC 30D(a) offers a credit to the buyer of an eligible plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. According to the IRS website, the additional models of Audi, MINI and Toyota Prius now qualify for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle tax credit. The amount of the credit is $2,500 for allowed vehicles purchased after December 31, …

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Proposed regulations could make reporting easier for small business

While it may feel, given the current state of the world, that it’s been about 15 years since the groundbreaking TCJA passed, in all reality it has been just shy of three years. In terms of tax law that makes it still just a baby, in need of several regulations and clarifications from the already-overloaded …

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IRS updates “Dirty Dozen” tax schemes for 2020 (Part 1)

We all know taxes can be complicated, which is why they are a huge target for scammers. Here are the first six of 12 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to look out for in 2020. Phishing: A scam involving fake emails or websites that aim to steal personal information. To protect yourself from this scam, the …

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The Taxpayer Advocate Service: A voice for the taxpayer

Rarely are the words “I really enjoyed working with the Internal Revenue Service to resolve that issue” spoken. Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service can be an intimidating and frustrating experience. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is available to help you navigate problem resolution with the IRS. As part of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act …

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