Tax Return Deadline

    April 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am

    The deadline to file tax year 2018 individual income tax returns is April 15 and the Arizona Department of Revenue
    (ADOR) has a number of support resources in place to assist taxpayers.
    ADOR encourages electronic filing as it is more secure, more efficient and faster than paper returns. Average
    processing times for refunds from e-filed returns are currently six days compared 12 days for refunds from paper
     E-File – Visit the department’s E-File Services page at to view the list of software
    providers certified to submit electronically filed returns with ADOR. The department encourages tax filers to efile their individual income taxes.
     Online Forms – Arizona offers fillable forms that are online versions of tax forms designed for taxpayers who
    prefer to prepare their own returns. Arizona forms and instructions are available to print at
    Individual income tax filers needing additional assistance this tax filing season are reminded they may qualify for free
    tax preparation options that are available in the state.
     Free File Alliance – Offers a free file program to Arizona taxpayers who earned $66,000 or less in 2018. Please
    visit for more information.
     Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less,
    persons 60 years old or older with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers
    provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. For more
    information and to take advantage of this program, please visit
     AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program – Offers free assistance to individuals 50 and older who cannot afford a tax
    preparation service to file federal and Arizona returns. AARP Tax-Aide sites do not have income restrictions. For
    more information and to take advantage of this program, please visit
    After you file:
     Where’s My Refund? Taxpayers can check on the status of their refunds by clicking the “Where’s My Refund?”
     Direct Deposit – Direct deposit is an easy and convenient way for a taxpayer to get their refund. Direct deposit is
    available whether the return is filed electronically or by mail.

    Taxpayers requiring more time to file their returns can fill out Form 204 for a six-month extension. This form needs to
    be submitted by the April 15 deadline. As a reminder, an extension does not grant a taxpayer more time to pay tax
    owed. If a taxpayer has already been granted an extension through the IRS, an Arizona extension is not required.
    Check out ADOR’s website for additional information.


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