The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds individual income and corporate taxpayers who received a tax filing extension and have not yet filed that the deadline to submit returns is October 15.
More than 211,000 individuals and 62,000 corporations received a six month extension to file for the 2017 tax year.
ADOR advises individual income taxpayers to double check their returns to ensure there is no missing information and recommends filing electronically, which is more secure, accurate and faster than paper returns.
In addition to a taxpayer using approved software or going to a tax preparer, alternatives include:
Free File Alliance. Low-income, active military personnel and EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) eligible taxpayers, as well as seniors or students, can take advantage of the Free File Alliance. This is a partnership between the Arizona Department of Revenue and a consortium of tax preparation software companies that provide free state and federal tax preparation with e-filing services to qualified Arizona taxpayers.
For additional information on Free File Alliance, go to azdor.gov/e-services/free-electronic-filing-individuals.
AARP Tax-Aide Program. AARP Tax-Aide offers free assistance to help individuals electronically file federal and Arizona returns. The AARP Tax-Aide is dedicated to assisting senior citizens and low-to-middle income taxpayers in filing their personal income tax returns for free.
To learn more about AARP Tax-Aide, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). The VITA Program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
More information on VITA is at www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.
For more information on the Arizona Department of Revenue, visit www.azdor.gov.