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Arizona regulations, taxes boost economic outlook

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Lower taxes, fewer regulations and right-to-work laws helped push Arizona toward the top of a report this week ranking states on their economic outlook. The annual “Rich States, Poor States” study, released Tuesday by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, put Arizona in fifth place for the second year in a row in its report… Read More →

How to boost your tax returns


Thanks to Emancipation Day, everyone gets an extra three days to file their taxes for 2015. So, why not spend those extra three days productively? Jon Frutkin, principal at Frutkin Law Firm, has three quick and easy tips, one for each extra day, that you can follow to lower your taxes. Expand your home office deduction: Many… Read More →

Flinn Foundation names Stacy Tucker new CFO


The Flinn Foundation named Stacy L. Tucker as its new vice president and CFO, a position responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s investment, financial, accounting and business activities. Tucker, who joined the Foundation in early March, also is responsible for financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls, insurance, employee benefits and the preparation of annual tax returns… Read More →

Tips for filing your 2015 tax returns


For many, the oncoming tax season can be stressful, overwhelming, and even confusing, especially as the April 18th deadline draws nearer. From deductions to exemptions, there are many items to consider when filing a 2015 return, leaving plenty of room for errors and costly mistakes. That is why proper organization and proactive planning are necessary in order… Read More →

"Joggings" Are Happening AND are Actually Pretty Cool

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by in Beauty | Fashion | Local Shops | Style

While it may not be socially acceptable to take a jog in jeans, one of the trends for men and women this fall/winter season is bending the rules. Jog jeans, a unique fusion of not only style and comfort but of design and denim, are the perfect medium for anyone deciding which pair to wear:… Read More →

Taxes and The Defense of Marriage Act

by in Featured | Legal

In their recent decision, the Supreme Court found that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution as applied to same sex couples legally wedded under state law. The decision means that same-sex married couples will now enjoy many federal tax-related… Read More →

Despite Fiscal Cliff deal, taxes will rise for most

Three Things Building Owners Need To Know To Reduce Their Taxes - AZ Business Magazine June 2010
by in Business News

While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012,… Read More →

Avoiding the fiscal cliff


The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including previously enacted cuts ($1 trillion) and savings from reduced costs for overseas military operations… Read More →

Go Green With Government Tax Incentives

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by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Marketing | Small Biz

The increased cost of energy, the country’s dependence on foreign oil and the environmental impact of current energy use have inspired many companies to “go green.” Federal and state governments are expanding tax credits, tax incentives and grant programs to create economic incentives to help companies produce and/or use energy from renewable sources. Here are… Read More →