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1040ez instructions Publication 946 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040ez instructions Tax questions. 1040ez instructions What's New for 2013 Increased section 179 deduction dollar limits. 1040ez instructions  The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in 2013 is $500,000 ($535,000 for qualified enterprise zone property). 1040ez instructions This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2,000,000. 1040ez instructions See Dollar Limits under How Much Can You Deduct in chapter 2. 1040ez instructions Depreciation limits on business vehicles. 1040ez instructions  The total section 179 deduction and depreciation you can deduct for a passenger automobile (that is not a truck or van) you use in your business and first placed in service in 2013 is $3,160, if the 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extension property. 1040ez instructions What's New for 2014 Expiration of the increased section 179 deduction limits and expanded definition of section 179 property. 1040ez instructions  For tax years beginning after 2013, the increased section 179 expense deduction limit and threshold amount before reduction in limitation will no longer apply. 1040ez instructions Also, the definition of section 179 property will no longer include certain qualified real property. 1040ez instructions Expiration of the 7-year recovery period for motor sports entertainment complexes. 1040ez instructions  Qualified motor sports entertainment complex property placed in service after December 31, 2013, will not be treated as 7-year property under MACRS. 1040ez instructions Expiration of the 15-year recovery period for qualified leasehold improvement, restaurant, and retail improvement properties. 1040ez instructions  Qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified 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City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Arizona Office of the Attorney General- Tucson

Website: Arizona Office of the Attorney General- Tucson

Address: Arizona Office of the Attorney General- Tucson
Consumer Information and Complaints
400 W. Congress St.
South Bldg., Suite 315
Tucson, AZ 85701-1367

Phone Number: 520-628-6504

Toll-free: 1-800-352-8431 (AZ, except in Maricopa and Pima Counties)

Arizona Office of the Attorney General-Phoenix

Website: Arizona Office of the Attorney General-Phoenix

Address: Arizona Office of the Attorney General-Phoenix
Consumer Information and Complaints
1275 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone Number: 602-542-5763

Toll-free: 1-800-352-8431 (AZ, except Phoenix)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Department of Financial Institutions

Website: Department of Financial Institutions

Address: Department of Financial Institutions
2910 N. 44th St., Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Phone Number: 602-771-2800

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Department of Insurance

Website: Department of Insurance

Address: Department of Insurance
Consumer Affairs Division
2910 N. 44th St., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85018-7269

Phone Number: 602-364-2499 602-364-2977 (in Spanish)

Toll-free: 1-800-325-2548 (AZ)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Arizona Corporation Commission

Website: Arizona Corporation Commission

Address: Arizona Corporation Commission
Securities Division
1300 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone Number: 602-542-4242

Toll-free: 1-866-837-4399 (AZ)

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Corporation Commission

Website: Corporation Commission

Address: Corporation Commission
Utilities Division
Consumer Services

1200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2996

Phone Number: 602-542-4251

Toll-free: 1-800-222-7000 (AZ)

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1040ez instructions Publication 501 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040ez instructions Tax questions. 1040ez instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Who must file. 1040ez instructions   In some cases, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a tax return has increased. 1040ez instructions Table 1 shows the filing requirements for most taxpayers. 1040ez instructions Exemption amount. 1040ez instructions  The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased. 1040ez instructions It was $3,800 for 2012. 1040ez instructions It is $3,900 for 2013. 1040ez instructions Exemption phaseout. 1040ez instructions  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. 1040ez instructions For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; 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