To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services.
Did you change your name last year? Did your dependent have a name change? If the answer to either question is yes, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return with the IRS.
I streamed the first State of the State address given by Gov. Doug Ducey. In general, it was a very vanilla kick off to the new session. Rhetoric on taxes, education and administrative agenda; all intended to guide the Legislature on where to focus their bill-making powers.
Today marks the start of the current tax filing season. So, before you procrastinate about gathering your records to get your return done, here’s a very important reason to help you get motivated. Tax fraudsters and identity thieves may very well beat you to it.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take more than $900,000 in funds specifically donated by taxpayers to help post 9/11 veterans to instead operate new cemeteries for veterans near Marana and Flagstaff and keep the doors open at an existing one in Sierra Vista.
We have a fantastic city, and it is the place my family calls home. As a city, we are facing big challenges in 2015. However, they are challenges we can easily handle if we complete the task of protecting the public first — you and your family. To be effective, I have always believed you should put your goals in writing. You were made many promises by the politicians and city leaders. This year we need to fulfill those promises to make 2015 the year of “Promises Made… Promises Kept.”
As a free-market, constitutional conservative, I agree with Barry Goldwater Jr. (“We expected better from the Salt River Project,” AFN, Dec. 17) on two points when it comes to Salt River Project’s (SRP) new solar price structure:
The Kyrene School District Office will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 to accept last-minute tax credit donations. The Arizona Tax Credit Program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows Arizona taxpayers to donate up to $400 to a school of their choice in support of extracurricular programs and get their entire donation back in the form of a tax credit.
Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law.
In this photo taken Aug. 21, 2014 shows health care tax forms 8965, in Washington. Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. In 2015, all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service for the first time whether or not they had health insurance the previous year. Most will check a box. It’s also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qualify for exemptions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Last fall Arizona was reeling with the news that over 6,500 reports of abuse and neglect against the most vulnerable of our communities went uninvestigated by Child Protective Services — the agency taxpayers entrusted to protect our children.
There is no shortage of “dark money” groups willing to do the bidding of utility monopolies such as Arizona Public Service (APS). The 60 Plus Association, The Free Enterprise Club, and Arizonans for Jobs hide behind conservative sounding names while arguing against energy choice and energy independence.
Valley Metro and Tempe officials reassured residents concerned about the costs and consequences of the city’s planned streetcar system at an occasionally contentious question-and-answer meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Tempe Transportation Center, saying the project would be an economic boon and sometimes defending it to a few sharply skeptical questioners.
Like filing your income taxes with pen and paper? The state is going to make it more difficult for you to get the forms you need. And if you don't have a computer, then be prepared to spend some time on the road to get them.
“Buyer beware” is always a good rule of thumb when weighing some “deal” that seems too good to be true. But it should be “taxpayer beware” or “ratepayer beware” when the “deal” in question involves a solar power system, since the bargain being offered often involves pilfering from one pocket (taxpayers) to fill another (solar power companies).