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Taxes

IRS online tool helps families see if they qualify for the Child Tax Credit; one of three tools now available for the upcoming advance payments

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged families to take advantage of a special online tool that can help them determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments beginning on July 15. Available exclusively on IRS.gov, the new Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, launched earlier this

Opinion

Opinion – Cryptocurrency: For Better and Worst

The phenomenon of cryptocurrency is on its way to transforming the global monetary system. That’s not going to happen right away, or next year, or any specific time in the foreseeable future, but it’s here to stay. You might compare it to the advent of coins made of precious metals as the way to buy

State

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns Against Economic Stimulus Scams

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers about a reported increase in the amount of stimulus check email and text scams. With the third round of economic stimulus checks on the way to many Arizonans, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has seen an uptick in consumer complaints involving unsolicited text messages from scammers pretending to be from

National

DHS Shuts Down ISIS Plot to Turn PPE Shortage Into Terror Funding

As the demand for PPE surged over the summer and shortages plagued supply lines, international law enforcement agencies and industries alike warned that criminal gangs were exploiting the desperate need for personal protection equipment. Now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports that one of the most notorious groups on Earth has gotten into the

Legal Beat

AG Brnovich Warns of Scams Claiming to Have COVID-19 Testing Results

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to look out for COVID-19 test result scams. COVID-19 testing providers and patients are reporting a possible imposter scam. Fraudsters may be calling consumers claiming that they have COVID‑19 test results, but are really trying to acquire patients’ personal information or tricking patients into incorrectly paying money. “Right now while

Legal Beat

Prescott Valley PD Seeks to Inform Citizens Of New Scam

The Prescott Valley Police Department is receiving numerous reports from our citizens regarding fraudulent claims being opened in their names from the Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance Division. These cases are being opened by unknown suspects nationwide and are not easily traced to a local jurisdiction. As a result, these cases are all

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