In line with the change to the federal tax filing deadline, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) changed the deadline for filing and paying state income tax from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The new deadline applies to individual, corporate and fiduciary tax returns and means taxpayers filing state tax returns or submitting payments after the previous April 15 deadline will not be assessed late filing or late payment penalties.
Even with the delayed deadline, ADOR suggest taxpayers who think they won’t be able to meet the July 15 deadline should consider filing for an extension by submitting Arizona Form 204 by July 15. Taxpayers do not need to submit Arizona Form 204 if they have already received a federal extension from the IRS.
ADOR has the following best practices to help you file an accurate tax return:
- E-file. Electronic filing is more accurate, secure and faster.
- Ensure all the necessary lines and forms are filled out correctly. Avoid math errors or miscalculations.
- Don’t misspell names or use two different names.
- Make sure key information like tax ID number, Social Security number, routing number or account number are correct in all the appropriate boxes.
- If filing a paper return, use black ink and print on white paper.
- Do not staple or attach anything to paper returns.
- Don’t forget to sign and date the return.
For additional information and resources, check out the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website at www.azdor.gov for information. Feel free to contact your Henry+Horne adviser with any of your tax questions.
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