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New Tax Law | Charitable Giving

Important new tax changes may mean charitably-minded individuals might consider new giving strategies and evaluate appreciated stock and donor-advised funds. Insights into giving strategies are included in this article. Continue reading

Taxpayers Encouraged to E-File by April 17, 2018

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is now accepting electronically filed individual income tax returns for the 2017 tax year. The deadline for taxpayers to file 2017 taxes is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Continue reading

Data Protection | Arizona Income Tax Filings

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers to stay alert in protecting their confidential information from getting in the wrong hands. Be cautious of companies or individuals who contact you offering free incentives or asking to receive money. Continue reading

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act | TCJA

In 2018, changes to individual and corporate income tax rates become effective under the new tax legislation called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). For example, TCJA drops the corporate income tax rate to 21% and modifies individual rate brackets. Read further for full details. Continue reading

2017 Last-Minute Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law

With only a few days left in 2017, there is still time to make last-minute changes to your finances. The new tax reform law is changing the tax landscape radically, and you can take advantage of its provisions, or avoid its repercussions, with some clever moves before January 1, 2018. Continue reading

Breaking News | Major Tax Changes

The new tax law has dominated political discussion for months and will likely continue to do so well into 2018. Consequences, both intended and otherwise, are still unclear. For now, these are the big changes for both individuals and companies. In general, the changes to individual provisions expire at the end of 2025, but the corporate changes are permanent. Continue reading

Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax License Renewals Due January 1, 2018

Every business licensed with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is required to renew their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) by January 1, 2018. TPT licenses are valid for one calendar year from January 1 through December 31. Licenses renewed within the calendar year must still be renewed at the start of the following calendar year. Continue reading

Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

Every year, the IRS and Social Security Administration modify essential numbers for Social Security and retirement plans. From 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts to Social Security, the federal government has been busy in recent weeks adjusting numbers for 2018. Whether you are an employee or business owner, senior management or nonexempt staff, these changes may affect how you approach retirement in the coming months and years. Continue reading

2017 IRS Changes to ACA Forms

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in the news during the past few months. The IRS has also made some changes to the ACA forms. Read further to see how these changes may impact you. Continue reading

IRS | Leave-Sharing Programs | Hurricane Harvey Victims

Employers can create leave-based donation programs to provide assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims. Recently, the IRS announced employees will not be taxed when they forgo vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer contributions of amounts to charitable organizations providing relief. Employers can also deduct the amounts as business expenses. Continue reading

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