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Debt Consolidation in Arizona

Arizona MapAccording to figures released by the Urban Institute, 38.7 percent of the average consumer debt of $55,831 currently is in collections in Arizona. The majority of debt in the state comes from mortgages, with 70.8 percent of Arizonans struggling to make timely payments on their homes. With an average household income of $65,788, consumers who are in debt face a daunting task when it comes to getting themselves out of it.

Some consumers who are up to their eyeballs in debt will consider bankruptcy as a means to alleviate the financial pressure. While bankruptcy is certainly an option, it has a lasting effect on a consumer's credit rating and should not be entered into lightly.

Consumers also have the option of working with a reputable credit counseling agency to consolidate their debt. Consumers who qualify for debt consolidation are able to combine their separate debt into one monthly payment that fits within their budget. Creditors are required to work with consumers who are eligible for debt consolidation. As part of a debt consolidation agreement, consumers may be required to agree not to apply for any new credit until their existing debt is settled. Consumers also may be required to undergo credit counseling.

 

With Congress nearing end, Sen. Jon Kyl again seeks to cut the 'death tax'

Seeking to "start the conversation," the Arizona Republican proposed cutting the estate tax rate in half, from 40 percent to 20 percent. It's a tax on estates valued at more than $11 million, a level ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:11:00 GMT



Season for Sharing: Will tax reform affect how Arizonans donate to charities

Load Error The waning weeks of the year mark the start of the philanthropic high season, when many nonprofit groups in Arizona and elsewhere generate large proportions of their yearly revenue. This gi...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:07 GMT



Tax credit: Youth on Their Own

In particular, the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit has a huge impact on YOTO, last year accounting for nearly 20 percent of the organization's donations and supporting over 300 local homeless youth.

Published:  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:34:00 GMT



Tucson woman sentenced for fraudulent tax returns

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman has been sentenced for filing false income tax returns to gain thousands of dollars in refunds. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona says 33-year-old ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:23:00 GMT



AZ 529 College Savings Plan: The gift of investing in the future

An AZ 529 plan is one of the simplest ways to start saving for college. A 529 account is a dedicated college savings account that provides numerous tax benefits for saving. Here are some of the key be...

Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:01:00 GMT



Thousands of seniors to lose free tax help after volunteers quit over AARP data collection

The AARP Foundation plans to shut down five Tax-Aide sites in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Cave Creek because dozens of volunteers like Abel have quit over data privacy concerns, according to intern...

Published:  Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:00:08 GMT



Yes, a Democrat Won a U.S. Senate Seat in Arizona!

claiming they wanted "amnesty for everyone," "taxpayer-funded sex change operations" and "a new death tax"-all issues the Arizona Corporation Commission has nothing to do with. It was a disgraceful ef...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:49:00 GMT



Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat, McSally concedes

She becomes Arizona's first Democratic U.S. senator since 1994 ... when Sinema was a Green Party spokeswoman and liberal activist. McSally backed Trump's tax cut, border security and the Affordable Ca...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:45:00 GMT



Tax Credits: Make Way for Books

Arizona provides two separate nonrefundable tax credits for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations: Qualifying Charitable Organizations and Qualifying Foster Care ...

Published:  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 10:34:00 GMT



Voters reject carbon fee, OK ban on local soda taxes

The industry earlier won bans on new, local soda taxes in California, Arizona and Michigan. Opponents raised about $33,000. * I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site ...

Published:  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:19:00 GMT



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