The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is completing system modifications to start accepting electronically filed corporate income tax returns in January 2020. The e-file solution will also include partnership tax returns.
ADOR has been finalizing corresponding forms and schedules electronically for tax year 2019, as well as testing and approving more than a dozen software vendors that will be in place to be available to companies requiring assistance in the filing process.
Corporations that plan to use a tax professional to prepare electronic income tax returns should check with them early and ensure they are IRS Authorized e-file Providers.
Corporations that plan to prepare their own income tax returns should discuss electronic filing options and check our Approved Vendors List as vendors get to verify vendors approved to e-file returns. Authorized e-file software vendors for tax year 2019 will be posted in January 2020.
Mandatory E-file and E-pay Requirements
For businesses, filing electronically is a requirement under certain circumstances.
Corporate Estimated Tax - Any corporation with $5,000 prior tax year liability.
Mandatory e-file for corporations starting in 2021 for tax year 2020 returns (e-file option in 2020 for tax year 2019)
Benefits of Electronic Filing
- Convenience. You can electronically file anytime.
- Security. Information is encrypted and securely transmitted to the IRS and ADOR.
- Accuracy. Fewer errors than paper returns.
- Proof of Filing. Acknowledgment of receipt from both the IRS and ADOR.
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