The Arizona Department of Revenue cautions taxpayers to be aware and don’t get haunted by past “ghost” prepared returns this Halloween season or any time of the year.

A ghost preparer is someone who is paid to prepare a tax return, but does not sign it or include other necessary information to identify themselves. ADOR warns taxpayers that if a preparer won't state their name on the tax return, it could be a possible scam.


The Arizona Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) Unclaimed Property program has identified approximately $65 million in unclaimed bank accounts that belongs to 5,000 Arizona residents.

The agency is sending out notices to these potential property owners and their families in an attempt to return the funds. Some of the properties date back 30 years. The largest individual property owing to a single individual is $1,542,624.


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) plans to mail renewal letters to business owners this month advising them to renew their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License before January 1. Penalties will apply to late renewals.


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.


Due to the passage of Senate Bill 1720 by the Arizona Legislature, peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing businesses are now required to pay transaction privilege tax (TPT) on all rentals conducted through their platform. This legislation went into effect on September 29, 2021.


The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds individual income and corporate taxpayers who received a 2020 calendar year tax filing extension--and have not yet filed--have until Friday, October 15 to submit their tax returns. Fiduciary Arizona returns were due September 30, 2021.

A filing extension provides additional time to file from the due date; five months to file individual returns, six months for corporate returns, and five and half months for fiduciary returns.