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New due dates for annual Arizona payroll forms

Arizona, payroll, taxThe ADOR announced that beginning with the 2017 withholding returns filed in 2018, the new due date for filing Arizona Form A1-R or Arizona Form A1-APR is January 31. In prior years the due date was February 28.

The new due date applies to the filing of Arizona Withholding Reconciliation Returns (Form A1-R) and Arizona Annual Payment Withholding Tax Returns (Form A1-APR). Employers file Forms A1-R and A1-APR to reconcile quarterly filings and state tax withholding payments with Form W-2. In addition, the Copy 1 – For State Use copy of Form W-2’s are sent with the forms.

A reminder, Form W-2 is also required to be furnished to employees by January 31.

The January 31 due date conforms to the federal due date for Form W-2 reporting. Tax authorities moved up the due dates of Form W-2 and Form 1099 MISC to January 31 to assist in the fight against tax return fraud and tax return identity theft.

Melinda Nelson, CPA