The Arizona Department of Revenue is combating the growing epidemic of a particular type of tax fraud whereby individuals file false income tax returns using stolen or fictitious taxpayer information. Over the past fiscal year, the Department of Revenue has stopped over $31.8 million dollars in fraudulent refunds from being sent out.
The recently enacted HB 2324 (Laws 2013, ch. 27) amends A.R.S. § 42-5069 and A.R.S. § 42-6004 to create an exemption from taxation under the commercial lease classification for leases of real property between affiliated companies, businesses, persons, or reciprocal insurers.
In response to the effects of the Doce and Yarnell Hill fires, the Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) will grant administrative relief to taxpayers. Explaining the reason for the policy, DOR Director John Greene said dealing with the disaster is the number one priority and the goal is to alleviate any tax concerns of anyone affected by these tragedies.
Effective June 1, 2013: The Temporary Tax passed by voters in 2010 expires on May 31, 2013. The current state rate of 6.6 percent on most transactions decreases to 5.6 percent beginning June 1, 2013. The state rate for Transient Lodging will decrease from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent.
Taxpayers have until Monday, April 15, 2013 to file their 2012 tax return and pay any tax due. You may qualify to file your Federal and Arizona individual income tax return for free. Select the E-Services tab at the top of our home page and select Individuals, or click here for more information. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly are available at locations throughout the Arizona. Go to www.cir.org for information and
If you e-File and choose direct deposit, you can expect your refund within 10 days of the date you filed. If you filed a paper return, expect your refund within 12 weeks of the date you filed. Refund status can be obtained by using the automated phone system. Call (602) 255-3381 or toll-free 1-800-352-4090.
Answers to frequently asked questions about your individual income tax return for 2012, can be found here. Forms and instructions are available to download for free. To avoid errors on your tax return, use the fillable forms that do the math for you. It also provides links to worksheets and tax tables that you’ll need to complete your return. Forms and instructions are available by selecting Forms to the left of this page, then select Individual from the Forms menu.