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One Month to Go to File Your 2023 Taxes

March 15, 2024

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that one month away on Monday, April 15, 2024 returns are due. ADOR recommends filing electronically and using direct deposit to avoid errors and processing delays.

Choosing e-file is more secure and efficient, and taxpayers can receive their refund up to seven times 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 – ADOR provides fillable forms and instructions for taxpayers who prefer to prepare their own returns at If filing by paper, you should allow for 8-10 weeks from the date filed to receive any refund.

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 10 weeks before contacting the Department.

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

  • Direct File - The IRS Direct File Pilot Program will allow eligible Arizonans to file their state and federal returns for FREE. Arizona is one of only 4 states to join the pilot program. With this pilot program, eligible taxpayers will begin by filing their federal return at Once they have finished their federal return using Direct File, they will be given an option to seamlessly e-file their state tax return through FileYourStateTaxes. Eligibility to participate in the Direct File pilot will be restricted to filers reporting only certain common types of income and claiming limited credits and deductions. 
  • Arizona Free File Alliance - Offers a free file program to Arizona taxpayers who meet specific criteria. Approximately 54,000 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 $64,000 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 15 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.

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