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2023 Income Tax Deadline is One Month Away

March 17, 2023

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) wants to remind you that tax returns are due on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, which is one month away. 

ADOR highly recommends that taxpayers file electronically and use direct deposit. Taxpayers receive their refund up to six times faster when choosing e-file and direct deposit. It is  more secure, more efficient, and significantly faster than paper returns.

  • E-File - Visit the Department’s E-File Services page to view the approved list of software providers to submit electronically filed returns with ADOR.
  • Online Paper Forms - For taxpayers who prefer to prepare their own returns, ADOR provides fillable, calculating forms and instructions to print at Individuals must download and open the forms from their own computer folder using the newest version of Adobe Acrobat as forms contain JavaScript coding and do not operate properly in internet browsers. If filing by paper, you should allow for 8-10 weeks from the date filed to receive any refund. Verify you have not made any of the common, simple mistakes before filing as listed in our latest press release.


After you file:

  • Choose Direct Deposit - It is available regardless of whether the return is filed electronically or by mail. If your bank account rejects the deposit, ADOR will send you a paper check.
  • Where’s My Refund? - Check on your Arizona tax refund status anytime by clicking the “Where’s My Refund?” link. Allow 8 weeks before contacting the Department.


Individual income tax filers needing additional aid may qualify for free tax preparation assistance:

  • Arizona Free File Alliance - Offers a free file program to Arizona taxpayers who meet specific criteria. Approximately 56,000 taxpayers used Free File software last year, saving themselves fees, costly errors, and receiving their refund quicker. Individuals must go through to ensure no fees are charged.
  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program - Delivers free support to individuals 50 and older who cannot afford a tax preparation service to file federal and Arizona returns. Program details can be found at
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Provides free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. Taxpayers can acquire about free preparation through VITA.


If you need more time to file, submit a Form 204 on or before April 18 to request an extension. As a reminder, an extension does not grant more time to pay taxes owed. If you have already been granted an extension through the IRS, you do not need to submit a separate State of Arizona extension request. Simply check the box on your return indicating the approved federal extension.

Visit ADOR’s website at for additional tax filing requirements, instructions, and important tax filing tips.

To receive income tax updates by email or text message, subscribe to the Individual Income Tax list or stay up-to-date through ADOR’s social media accounts.



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