ADOR Customer Lobbies - Continued Temporary Service Level Changes
In light of COVID-19, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) continues temporary modified services in customer lobbies to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, while continuing to serve Arizona taxpayers. For additional detail, visit azdor.gov/news-events-notices/news/temporary-service-level-changes-ador-customer-lobbies-phoenix-mesa.
ADOR Working with TPT Taxpayers Impacted by COVID-19
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) recognizes the difficulties many Arizona businesses are experiencing during COVID-19, including their ability to meet transaction privilege tax (TPT) payment timelines.
As a result, department officials are working with each business on a case-by-case basis to determine the best path forward for meeting current tax liabilities.
As part of discussions with customers experiencing TPT pressures, ADOR is assisting businesses in applying for the department’s late payment-late filing penalty abatement program. To request penalty abatement, an authorized official from a TPT business needs to fill out Arizona Form 290 and follow the instructions.
The Arizona Department of Revenue prioritizes working with customers rather than taking enforcement actions when reasonable, as this approach is more beneficial to the taxpayer and efficiently serves state and municipal interests.
For more information on Arizona Form 290, Request for Penalty Abatement, please go to azdor.gov/forms/other-forms/request-penalty-abatement.
DID YOU KNOW FILING FACTS
- A new deduction code search feature is now available in AZTaxes that gives taxpayers the option to search by either deduction code number or deduction code description.
- To receive important critical correspondence from ADOR, make sure your business’ mailing address is accurate. Go to AZTaxes.gov to verify and update your address online today.
- E-filing helps the Arizona Department of Revenue deliver better, faster, more cost-effective government for Arizona.
- Should your business close, to avoid fees and penalties, you must cancel your TPT license. Go to azdor.gov/transaction-privilege-tax/tpt-license/license-fees-cancellation-and-other-changes for instructions on canceling your TPT license.
- To file and pay online, a business must be registered on AZTaxes.gov and utilize Automated Clearance House (ACH) debit, e-check or credit card as a payment method to comply with electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment requirements. Visit azdor.gov/transactionprivilege-tax-tpt for details.
E-COMMERCE COMPLIANCE AND OUTREACH (ECCO) TEAM
Remote sellers and marketplace facilitators
On June 5, 2020, the following TPT relevant bills from the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-Fourth Legislature were signed into law by Governor Ducey.
SB1121 modifies the notice, review and hearing process that the Municipal Tax Code Commission (MTCC) and ADOR use to amend the Model City Tax Code (MCTC).
- ADOR is required to post proposed amendments, meeting notices and agendas on its official website at least 30 days before the informational public hearing and at least 60 before the public hearing.
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) Live Chat feature is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (MST). It is an option available to customers seeking information about state taxes, the transaction privilege tax program, or a variety of questions. The pop-up application provides answers to general questions, offers navigational guidance and is available on the AZDOR.gov and AZTaxes.gov websites.
TPT Filing Frequency and Due Dates* - Monthly and Quarterly Filers
Visit azdor.gov/transaction-privilege-tax/due-dates to download the 2020 printable schedule.
TPT filers are reminded of the following June TPT filing deadlines:
* The electronic due date for TPT return is dependent on the return and payment being timely and filed electronically.
- If you made an estimated payment in June, as a reminder, you should take that estimated payment as a credit against your June liability which is reported in July.
EDUCATION, TUTORIALS AND TRAINING
Most in-person business tax workshops remain temporarily suspended. In-person workshops will be limited to eight taxpayers. ADOR makes available online workshops as well as tutorials on setting up AZTaxes, new user registration, understanding location codes, filing an electronic TPT return and more. To register or access online workshops, tutorials and resources, visit azdor.gov/taxpayer-education.