The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) released its proposed ruling and procedure on transaction privilege tax taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 for public comment.

The proposed ruling is on whether taxpayers have reasonable cause for not timely filing or paying to the department due to the COVID-19 emergency and subsequent measures taken to protect public health.

The proposed procedure is on the process for requesting COVID-19 related penalty abatement (TPT accounts only).


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) recognizes the difficulties many Arizona businesses are experiencing during COVID-19, including their ability to meet transaction privilege tax (TPT) payment timelines.

As a result, department officials are working with each business on a case-by-case basis to determine the best path forward for meeting current tax liabilities.


Taxpayers can file now and schedule payments up until the deadline.

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds transaction privilege tax filers that monthly returns are due.  Filing before the deadline is highly encouraged in the event assistance is required.


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that July 15 is the deadline to file tax year 2019 individual income tax returns. The department moved the deadline for filing and paying state income taxes from April 15 to July 15, 2020, following direction by Governor Doug Ducey.

ADOR encourages electronic filing as it is more secure, more efficient, and on average, about one to two weeks faster than paper returns when it comes to refunds.