The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) recognizes tax filing season can be complex and may lead to questions and errors. In an effort to assist taxpayers through the process, ADOR has prepared some tax tips.


Tips for Preparing Your Return


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) urges taxpayers to file soon as the deadline to file tax year 2020 individual income tax returns is May 17.

ADOR encourages electronic filing and direct deposit as it is more secure, more efficient, and on average, a couple of weeks faster than paper returns when it comes to refunds.


On December 15, 2020, the State Grand Jury indicted Ubaidullah Abdur-Rahman and Shamsuddeen Abdur-Rahman on charges of Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, Failure to Pay Tax, and Failure to File a Tax Return.


ADOR Reminds Adult Use Marijuana Businesses to File Their Retail Sales on April 20 Using Business Code 420

Adult use marijuana businesses are responsible for collecting and paying both transaction privilege tax (TPT) and marijuana excise tax (MET) to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR).


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

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


Each year the Arizona legislature considers whether to amend Arizona Revised Statutes § 43-105 to conform to changes made to the Internal Revenue Code during the prior year. On April 14, 2021, Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1752, which conformed to the definition of federal adjusted gross income (federal taxable income, for corporations), including federal changes made during 2020 as well as through the 2021 American Rescue Plan.


The Arizona Department of Revenue confirms that while the deadline for filing and paying 2020 calendar year state individual income tax returns was moved to May 17, the deadline for first quarter tax year 2021 individual estimated tax payments remains April 15, 2021.


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers they have until May 17 to make donations to qualifying charitable organizations to claim the tax credits on their 2020 individual income tax return.

Qualifying Charitable Organizations and Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations


The State of Arizona has announced it has moved the deadline for filing and paying state individual income taxes from April 15 to May 17, 2021. Additionally, the deadline for first quarter tax year 2021 individual estimated tax payments remains April 15, 2021.

This follows the Treasury Secretary announcement that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has moved the deadline for 2020 federal individual income tax returns to May 17, 2021.