Arizona congressmen call on IRS to not tax state rebate

(The Center Square) – The chorus of voices in opposition to the Internal Revenue Service’s taxation of a state rebate many Arizona families received last year continues to grow. 

On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. David Schweikert, Greg Stanton and Juan Ciscomani asked the IRS to change course on taxing the “Arizona Families Tax Rebate.” Taxpayers in Arizona have already begun to file with the federal deadline being April 15, and 1099-MISC forms were sent out for the rebate. 

“We urge the IRS to reconsider its determination and provide expedited relief to compliant Arizonan taxpayers who have already filed their 2023 tax returns,” the lawmakers stated in a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel. 

In the letter, they also said the decision-making from the federal government was poorly justified.

“In December 2023, the IRS relayed its decision orally through a video meeting, providing no written explanation until February 15, 2024, eighteen days after the start
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