Income Tax Lawyers in Sedona, Arizona

Income Tax Attorneys in Sedona, AZ

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In Sedona, Arizona, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Generally, income from all sources may be taxed. The federal government has the authority to impose an income tax thanks to the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, enacted in 1916 after the Supreme Court had, on more than one occasion, found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. Of course, before and after the creation of the federal income tax, states, including Arizona were allowed to impose income taxes of their own.

The federal income tax must be paid by everyone in the U.S. However, you must only pay the state income tax of the state you live in. You should talk with a financial adviser or tax lawyer in Sedona, Arizona if you are not clear about what your state and federal tax liability.

You might have heard rumors claiming that you don't really have to pay your federal income tax. These rumors are false. "Tax protesters" rely on bizarre and discredited legal arguments in their claims that the federal income tax is somehow illegal. None of these arguments have ever been successful in U.S. Courts, and deliberately refusing to pay your income tax in Sedona, Arizona is a good way to end up in federal prison.

Income Tax Deductions in Sedona, Arizona

A tax deduction is simply a reduction in the part of a person's income that is taxable. For example, if someone makes $50,000 per year, and gets a $1,000 tax deduction, their taxable income is $49,000.

Don't confuse a tax deduction with a tax credit. A tax credit simply lowers your tax bill by the amount of the credit. A tax credit usually reduces your tax bill more than a reduction of the same amount.

Many common expenses in Sedona can be deducted from your taxable income. They include mortgage interest, charitable contributions (if property documented, of course), the price of tax advice, union dues, and many others.

If one's state imposes an income tax, some or all of these expenses may be deductible, as well. However, this will depend on the law of Arizona

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How Can A Sedona, Arizona Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws can get quite complex, particularly when large amounts of money from multiple sources are involved. It would not be a bad idea to call a Sedona, Arizona tax lawyer to avoid the consequences of under-paying, and to prevent you from over-paying.

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