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Be vigilant and protect your private information from scammers

Sedona AZ (December 5, 2018) – During this holiday season of family and giving, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is urging taxpayers and tax preparers to remain vigilant in protecting private information from scam artists. The department says fraudsters use this time of year to target unsuspecting tax filers and tax professionals with tax-related scams that are over the phone, text or... 

AZ Department of Revenue Makes Filing Less Stressful

Sedona AZ (April 14, 2018) – With tax deadline looming, the Arizona Department of Revenue wants to make filing less stressful. The deadline for taxpayers to file their individual income taxes this year is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) has some reminders to make the process easier. ADOR encourages taxpayers to file electronically and direct deposit refunds.... 

YCSO Detectives Return Stolen $10,000 to Fraud Victim

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office returns money to an IRS tax fraud victim Sedona AZ (August 6, 2015) – In late June of this year, a 64-year-old Prescott, Arizona, resident reported the loss of $10,000 in an apparent IRS phone scam. She told deputies that she cares for her special needs brother and owes $9,000 in back taxes to the IRS on his behalf. She recently paid the IRS more than $5,000... 

Sedona Resident Convicted of Tax Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2015) – On May 28, 2015, a jury in the District of Wyoming convicted two Cheyenne, Wyoming, residents and a Sedona, Arizona, resident on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstructing a grand jury investigation. The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo for the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Christopher... 

IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of 2015 Tax Scams

Sedona AZ (May 2, 2015) — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service advises. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things.... 

Four Ways to Guard Against Tax Scams

Sedona AZ (March 9, 2015) – Whether consumers have filed their taxes or are in the process of doing so, now is the time to protect against potential tax scams. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to beware of electronic communications about taxes or refunds that appear to come from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Identity thieves will impersonate the IRS to ‘phish’ for personal... 

IRS Free File Launches Today

Sedona AZ (January 16, 2015) – In news from Washington, the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance launched Free File today, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free.  Free File software can help taxpayers with tax preparation, including the health care law that will affect almost everyone. People can use Free File software... 

Potential Victim Avoids Bank of America IRS Lottery Scam

Letter sent to steal money from receivors Sedona AZ (February 12, 2013) – Yesterday, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist was contacted by a neighborhood watch member regarding telephone fraud. She had just received a phone call from someone who announced she had won a 2.5 million dollar lottery prize. The suspect requested, and was allowed to send her documents by... 

IRS Simplifies Home Office Deduction

WASHINGTON DC (January 24, 2013) — The Internal Revenue Service announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may use to figure their deductions for the business use of their homes. In tax year 2010, the most recent year for which figures are available, nearly 3.4 million taxpayers claimed deductions for business use of a home (commonly referred... 

IRS Plans January 30 Tax Season Opening for 1040 Filers

Sedona AZ (January 21, 2013) – Following the January 2013 tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30, 2013. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and... 
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