Should I File an Income Tax Extension?

  |  August 29, 2017

For some taxpayers, requesting a tax return extension is a regular, yearly occurrence. Yet for others, the notion of requesting time beyond the original due date is outlandish. And there also are those for whom the decision to extend comes down to the wire, determined by whether the return can be filed by the original due date. However, an extension of time to file generally should be considered for every tax period for which an extension is available, regardless of whether you intend to file on or before the original due date of the relevant income tax return. Read more. Read More

Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam

  |  August 22, 2017

The IRS is urging businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2. The W-2 scam – called a business email compromise or BEC – is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective. The IRS saw a sharp increase in the number of incidents and victims during the 2017 filing season.

A business email compromise occurs when a cybercriminal is able to “spoof” or impersonate a company or organization executive’s email address and target a payroll, financial or human resources employee with a request. For example, fraudsters will try to trick an employee to transfer funds into a specified account or request a list of all employees and their Forms W-2. Read more. Read More

New IRS Tax Scam Focuses on Electronic Payments

  |  July 27, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning on June 15 about a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where scammers call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This fraud is being reported across the country, so all taxpayers should be alert to the details. Read more. Read More

Attention Arizona Taxpayers: Increased State Tax Credits Help You to Do Good

  |  May 23, 2016

Arizona taxpayers now have five different state tax credit options that allow taxpayer’s charitable contributions to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their Arizona income tax liability. These donations also qualify for a federal charitable deduction. What’s more, taxpayers can direct each of their tax credits to a specific charitable organization.

Arizona’s 2016 legislative session saw a change to a number of Arizona’s tax credits with some increasing or separating from other credits. Read more. Read More