Monthly Archives

June 2022

Arizona Highway Users

Client Spotlight: Arizona Highway Users

By | Client Spotlight

As one of Arizona’s leading professional lobbying and public affairs firms, we strive to provide the best possible services in the state. One of the partnerships we’re proud of is with Arizona Highway Users (AHU). AHU works with Arizona businesses to maintain and improve road safety and mobility. We’re honored to partner with a client like AHU to continue to improve Arizona for its residents.

Dorn Policy Group, Inc. was founded on the belief that integrity, tenacity, and client results should be the cornerstones of quality government relations. Businesses deserve to have their voices heard, and we’re honored to be the ones to spread their message. Read our article below to learn how we ensure Arizona Highway Users’ voice gets heard. 

Who Are Arizona Highway Users?

Arizona Highway Users advocates for improved, safe highway systems that are free of traffic and that enhance mobility. They fight for the preservation and improvement of road access to all Arizona drivers. As our population continues to see a dramatic increase, more drivers are on the road which can lead to congested travel flow. Dorn has partnered with Arizona Highway Users to ensure adequate and increased highway funding.

What Does Dorn Policy Group Do for Arizona Highway Users?

Dorn Policy Group works with all levels of government to advocate for the needs of Arizona businesses. We provide strategic counsel and issue management for Arizona Highway Users to help advance their goals and objectives. 

Other ways that we assist Arizona Highway Users:

  • We constantly monitor what is happening in government and how these issues could potentially affect their business.
  • We assist in policy making, bill drafting, public testimony, coalition building, and ordinance drafting for Arizona Highway Users to advocate for their desired outcome.
  • Unite Arizona businesses for one common goal: maintain and improve our roads to promote safety and enhanced freedom of mobility. 

These are just a few of the many services we provide to our clients. With integrity and tenacity, we provide client results that help advance important issues within all levels of government. We understand how difficult it can be to have your voice heard by governmental leaders, so we are here to advocate for you and the goals of your organization. 

Dorn Policy Group, Inc. Will Advocate For Your Business 

Advocacy is key when it comes to getting the results your business needs for success. Arizona Highway Users is just one example of many that show how we advocate and fight for our clients to be heard by government officials. With over 60 years of combined experience, Dorn Policy Group, Inc. is a leading lobbying and public affairs firm that will partner with you to help your organization reach its next level of success. Contact us today to learn more about our services, other clients, and what we can do for you. 

Stimulus Check

Must-Know Facts on How Stimulus Checks Affect Taxes

By | Trending News

Finding money deposited to your bank account sounds like the start of a good day. Although, many Americans are curious about the impact stimulus checks issued by the Federal Government have on their taxes. Understanding the ripple effect of such unique income deposits is key when preparing for future tax expectations.

With three rounds of economic stimulus payments, advances on the child tax credit, along with increased unemployment benefits behind us, what do taxpayers need to know?

Stimulus Payments vs. Recovery Rebate Credit

To clarify, the recovery rebate credit is based on the information listed in your 2021 tax return, while the stimulus payment deems eligibility on what’s included in your 2019/20 tax return. What is important to note is that you may be eligible for one and not the other. For example, individuals receiving a stimulus payment the previous year are less likely to qualify for the recovery rebate credit. The credit was designed to assist individuals who were meant to receive an economic impact payment but did not. 

Quick Facts on Stimulus Payments and Your Taxes

Before we get into the details of the most common questions people are asking related to their taxes and stimulus payments, here are some quick facts you should know:

  • Third Round Stimulus funds are not taxable. This is good news and those who did not get the full amount of the stimulus checks may find the missing amount added to their refund. Also, getting the full amount should not impact your refund.
  • Claiming stimulus funds as income is a mistake. You could find yourself owing unnecessary taxes in addition to your regular amount.
  • You are not required to pay back amounts you receive that are more than you are eligible for.
  • Stimulus money received last year does not raise taxes owed this year.

While these facts may ease some taxpayer concerns; there are many other questions that arise. The intricacies of your personal situation and how your taxes are affected vary. However, here are some questions that address common tax issues.

Are college students eligible to receive stimulus checks?

Students that are not claimed as a dependent and are planning to file taxes may be eligible to receive stimulus money. Parents may opt to have their working student claim themselves as independent in order to receive the education credits and recovery rebate stimulus money that perhaps they would not be eligible for if included in their parent’s income.

How might I qualify for a higher stimulus amount?

Family additions in the previous tax year will result in a higher stimulus payment overall. Families that adopt, experience a birth, or take elderly parents into their care increase their expected stimulus amount. 

Where can I see exactly what stimulus amounts I have received along with any other credits?

It’s important to stay up-to-date on what you’ve received from the Federal Government in terms of stimulus payments and other credits. To keep you informed on these matters, the IRS will issue notifications via mail as well as provide your information on your IRS account online. You can create an account and login any time you need to retrieve relevant information or clear up any questions you have. You will need accurate and up-to-date information when managing your taxes.

Dorn Policy Group, Inc. Can Assist You

As one of the leading Arizona government relations firms, Dorn Policy Group, Inc. knows how important it is to handle sensitive financial matters with care. With such a large, diverse community, it can be difficult getting your voice heard. Contact us today and learn how we can help your business find success with strong government relations.