Penalties not abatement even though Taxpayers experienced unfortunate events where Taxpayers had developed a pattern of not filing and paying many years before they experienced the unfortunate events. Taxpayers did not show the unfortunate events caused their failure to file and pay.
Taxpayers were not entitled to an alternative fuel credit in later years for the purchase of a neighborhood electric vehicle purchased in Arizona in a year. Taxpayers were not Arizona residents and Taxpayers did not file an Arizona income tax return or claimed the credit in the year of purchase.
Late filing penalties abated where Taxpayers electronically filed income their income tax return through their accountant who confirmed to Taxpayers that the return was filed, but the electronic filing by the accountant was rejected by the IRS and the accountant did not then inform Taxpayers of the rejection.
Out-of-state pension received by Arizona residents is subject to Arizona income tax. Interest is mandated by law. Interest is not a penalty but recognizes the time value of money not timely paid to the state.
Taxpayers were entitled to carry forward an alternative fuel credit for the purchase of a neighborhood electric vehicle purchased in Arizona before Taxpayers were Arizona residents but where Taxpayers became Arizona residents in the year of purchase and Taxpayers had Arizona income and filed an Arizona income tax return claiming the credit in the year of purchase.