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When is a Penalty Really a Penalty?

When is a Penalty Really a Penalty? Section 72(t)(1): Is it a Tax or a Penalty? Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 6751(b), “No penalty under [the I.R.C.] shall be assessed unless the initial determination of such assessment is personally … Continue reading

New Tax Law Regarding Spousal Maintenance

New Tax Law Regarding Spousal Maintenance Trump’s new tax plan has made big changes for people across the political and socioeconomic spectrum. One change that hasn’t gotten as much news coverage affects more than 600,000 Americans who pay spousal support, … Continue reading

5 Milestones on the Way to Tax Reform

5 Milestones on the way to tax reform

5 Milestones on the Way to Tax Reform President Trump has promised major tax reform since before he was even elected, but so far, no tax bill has been passed. However, we seem closer than ever to having some concrete … Continue reading

What to Do if Your Tax Return Seems Wrong

What to do if your tax return seems wrong

What to Do if Your Tax Return Seems Wrong You file your taxes and send off a small check for what you owe. Or maybe you expect to get a little back, but not much. Then you’re surprised when you … Continue reading

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents Understanding your tax obligations can be confusing. The tax code is enormous and complex, and there are always exceptions and addendums to consider. Working with a tax lawyer is the best way to … Continue reading

Changes in Tax Law Coming in 2017

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Changes in Tax Law Coming in 2017 Donald Trump has already made some big changes in the few weeks that he has been president, and he has promised to make big changes to the tax laws. If he moves on … Continue reading

Top 5 Resources for Tax Knowledge

Top 5 Resources for tax knowledge

Top 5 Resources for Tax Knowledge Unless you’re a CPA or a tax lawyer in Paradise Valley, you’re probably just as confused about taxes as the rest of us. The tax code is huge, and you can’t know it all. … Continue reading

Alternative Currency, The Dark Web, Bitcoin, Death, and Taxes

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Alternative Currency, The Dark Web, Bitcoin, Death, and Taxes As the era of technology is constantly changing to fit the needs of everyday people, probably one of the more unusual parts of life is changing all in the name of … Continue reading

What Changes in Tax Law Might We See Under President Trump?

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What Changes in Tax Law Might We See Under President Trump? Any time a new president is elected, there is concern about how taxes will change. Will taxes be raised or lowered for certain groups or across the board? Will … Continue reading

Department of Labor’s New Final Overtime Rule

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Department of Labor’s New Final Overtime Rule If you have a salaried position, you well know that you can work 50 or 60 hours a week and not get paid a dime – and that’s perfectly legal. Whereas if you … Continue reading

How to Pay Taxes on Unsourceable Income

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How to Pay Taxes on Unsourceable Income When you collect your paycheck, you know that Uncle Sam has a hand in that transaction. Not only are the taxes you owe automatically deducted from your pay, but you know that your … Continue reading

Is My Offshore Tax Haven Illegal?

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Is My Offshore Tax Haven Illegal? We hear a lot about offshore accounts thanks to news stories about unethical politicians or companies and their corporate officers that have been charged with tax fraud. The stereotype is that people open up … Continue reading

The Insider’s Guide to the Panama Papers

A guide to the Panama Papers by a tax attorney providing offshore account legal advice

The Insider’s Guide to the Panama Papers These days, there always seems to be some kind of leak that sheds light on highly classified activities that show us all just how the world really works. We keep learning more about … Continue reading

How Does America Stack Up against Other Countries?

How Does America Stack Up against Other Countries? When new social programs are discussed, such as free health care or free college education, there is a lot of discussion about other places in the world that already offer these programs … Continue reading

Make Your Phoenix Tax Audit Fast and Painless with These Great Tips

Make Your Phoenix Tax Audit Fast and Painless with These Great Tips Everyone dreads the idea of getting an IRS audit. But if you find out that you are the subject of one, you can’t just bury your head in … Continue reading

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout Retirement is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can look forward to never having to work again and spending your days as you see fit. You are finally ready to just … Continue reading

These Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit

These Cave Creek Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit

These Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit Audits don’t just happen to those who are trying to skirt the rules or engaging in suspicious behavior. Even if you file every form you are supposed to and … Continue reading

Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?”

Are Arizona Taxes "Fair?"

Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?” Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?” Here’s some information about how Arizona compares to other states in terms of taxes. Phoenix, Arizona The only things said to be certain in life are death and taxes. Yet some high-profile … Continue reading

Where Does My Phoenix Tax Money Go?

Where do Arizona tax dollars go?

Where Does My Phoenix Tax Money Go? Where Do Phoenix Tax Dollars Go??! Here’s some interesting information on how those Phoenix tax dollars are distributed. Phoenix, Arizona You may moan about paying taxes — that is a pretty big chunk … Continue reading

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