New First-of-Its-Kind Pilot Program to Make Tax Filing Free and Easy for Arizonans

Governor Katie Hobbs announced a new, easy way for Arizonans to file their taxes for free. The IRS Direct File Pilot Program, a first-of-its-kind project will allow eligible Arizonans to file their state and federal returns directly through the IRS Direct File Pilot Program. Arizona is one of a select few states participating in the pilot program, which starts in January … [More]

Firm Hits 5-Year Milestone Providing Nonprofit Accounting in Phoenix

2023 marks 5 years of Your Part-Time Controller's building stronger nonprofits in Phoenix, Arizona! Since its establishment in 2018, the office has served nearly 150 clients in the Greater Phoenix area, with no intention of slowing down. In conjunction with the firm's growth on a national level, all regional offices plan to continue to expand and provide … [More]

Arizona Department of Revenue Launches Newly Updated Website

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) has launched a newly updated website to provide a better user experience for Arizona’s taxpayers. With a visually appealing look and added curated menus, the site is designed to allow taxpayers to locate the information or forms they need more quickly and easily. The website can be found at the same url of and we welcome … [More]

What Rights Do Merchants Have When Dealing With Chargebacks?

The Consumer Credit Card Protection Act of 1968 (CCPA) instituted government regulations that oversee the credit card and lending industries to protect consumers against unscrupulous lending practices. The Fair Credit Billing Act of 1974 took those regulations a step further, granting consumers the right to dispute billing errors, such as unauthorized purchases, charges for … [More]

Indianapolis Tax Consulting Firm Expand to Phoenix

McGuire Sponsel, a specialty tax consulting firm with clients throughout the United States, announced today an investment in a new firm regional office located in Phoenix, Arizona. Firm leaders say the new office, which is be fully staffed with employees across all four firm practice lines, was a natural fit based on the firm’s growth and an opportunity to be a greater resource … [More]

Nonprofit Advisory Services Practice Launches in Arizona Market

FORVIS, a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services, has expanded its nonprofit advisory services practice to the Arizona market with the addition of Pete Finley. Finley has more than 25 years of experience in tax, audit, and nonprofit executive leadership. Prior to joining the firm, Finley worked as chief operating officer for Make-A-Wish … [More]

Arizona Gives Day Reminds Us of Deadline to Donate to Qualified Charities for 2022 Tax Credit

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds individuals they have until the tax deadline of April 18 to make donations to qualified charitable organizations and claim the Arizona tax credits on their 2022 Arizona individual income tax return. Qualifying Charitable Organizations and Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations Arizona has two separate tax credits … [More]

Finance & Loan Navigator Program Teaches Key Skills to Nonprofit Leaders

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum has launched an innovative new program to help nonprofit leaders better understand and manage their organization’s finances, free of charge. The Finance & Loan Navigator program is available to help create a better understanding of both organizational nonprofit finances and the loan preparedness process. The … [More]

2023 Brings Changes to Arizona Withholding Forms

by Marc Lamber

Arizona employees are getting to keep a bit more in their pockets as Arizona's individual tax rate has been lowered to a flat 2.5%. Withholding forms are changing as well. Prior to January 1, 2023, individual tax rates in Arizona were 2.55% and 2.98%, and employees had five withholding choices ranging from .8% to 5.1% of gross earrings. With the implementation of the new … [More]

How to Choose a Tax Preparer

This year, United States taxpayers must file their income tax forms before the April 18, 2023 deadline. Major life changes, business ownership, or a lack of knowledge about the ever-changing tax laws make finding a trustworthy tax preparer important. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) shares tips for finding someone you can trust with your finances and … [More]

CPA Firm Expands to Include Wealth Management and Estate Planning through Merger

Dietrich & Associates CPAs, a traditional tax and accounting firm, has merged with Burnett Advisors to expand its offerings and meet clients’ growth and financial needs.    The firm, now called Burnett Advisors, offers wealth management, estate planning, tax and accounting services.    “Partnering with Burnett Advisors helps us provide more value to our clients with new … [More]

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2023, Business Use Increases 3 Cents per Mile

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, … [More]

Liability in Cyber Insurance

by Monica M. Minkel

As the cyber insurance landscape evolves at a rapid pace, underwriter diligence has increased. Many insurance carriers have become more precise with their questions, especially those related to the implementation and utilization of multifactor authorization and related risk mitigation strategies. Improperly responding to application questions can jeopardize coverage in more … [More]

J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2023

by Mike Hunter

No one likes to pay taxes. And everyone hates paying more taxes than they need to. Yet, each year, Americans make billions of dollars in tax overpayments. In J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2023: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible, expert attorney and small-business advocate Barbara Weltman delivers a thorough and carefully researched explanation of the … [More]

J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2023

by Mike Hunter

Small business owners in the U.S. face enough challenges without overpaying tax. Despite this, millions of small businesses miss out on crucial deductions, tax credits, and tax-saving moves every year, resulting in higher-than-necessary tax bills. In J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2023: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line, renowned attorney and small-business … [More]

Lower Your Taxes – BIG TIME!

by Mike Hunter

The authoritative guide for navigating tax time, completely revised and updated for 2023–2024, the ninth edition of Lower Your Taxes – BIG TIME! shows taxpayers how to save thousands of dollars — legally and ethically! — during tax time. It offers proven methods for taking advantage of the tax system to get a yearly subsidy of $5,000 or more back from the IRS — and bulletproof … [More]

Southwest CPA Firm Merges with Phoenix Group, Expanding Arizona Presence

REDW LLC, which has offices in Phoenix, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City and is one of the Southwest’s 10 largest advisory and CPA firms, has announced that Phoenix-based tax and accounting firm Edwards, Largay, Mihaylo & Co., PL has joined with REDW effective October 31, 2022, increasing REDW’s Phoenix office to nearly 100 team members. What started as casual conversations … [More]

Respected Valley Accounting Firm Merges with National CPA Advisory

Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP and full-service accounting and advisory firm Henry+Horne, LLP announce their intent to combine effective Dec. 1. In the last three years, Baker Tilly has expanded its geographic presence from coast to coast, strategically pinpointing the right markets with the right talent, such as Squar Milner of California, The MFA Companies … [More]

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