Arizona Department of Revenue Remaining Vigilant in Combating Tax Identity Theft
Three Examples of Busted Schemes Showcase Issue
Identity thieves continue to look for ways to victimize taxpayers including phishing schemes, card-skimming devices, unsecure Wi-Fi networks, data breaches, computer viruses, unsafe smartphone apps, and hacking email accounts.
Transaction Privilege Tax License Renewals Due January 1, 2020
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is sending renewal letters to businesses this week. Every business licensed with ADOR is required to renew their Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License as it expires December 31, 2019.
The due date to renew a TPT license is January 1, 2020. TPT licenses are valid for one calendar year, from January 1 through December 31. Licenses renewed within the calendar year must still be renewed at the start of the following calendar year. Failure to renew or renewals received after January 1 will incur penalties and/or late fees.
Department of Revenue Provides Penalty Relief and Support for October TPT Filers
In light of intermittent technical issues with the Department of Revenue’s AZTaxes.gov website, the department is providing additional support to assist business taxpayers in meeting their transaction privilege tax (TPT) obligations for the October reporting and paying period, due Wednesday, November 27.
For business taxpayers that use the AZTaxes.gov website to file and pay transaction privilege tax, the department is extending a penalty grace period for the October reporting period.
Modifications Being Completed for Corporate E-Filing in Arizona
Corporations Will Have E-File Option Starting January 2020
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is completing system modifications to start accepting electronically filed corporate income tax returns in January 2020. The e-file solution will also include partnership tax returns.
The introduction of corporate e-filing will provide businesses with an easier and more convenient way of filing tax returns.
ADOR Seeking Unclaimed Property Owners Who Served in U.S. Military in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) Unclaimed Property program is looking for members of the U.S. military who have unclaimed funds in their names from when they were based in Arizona.
The agency has identified more than 8,800 military personnel with last known Arizona addresses from Luke Air Force Base, Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca Army Base, Yuma Proving Ground Army Base, Camp Navajo Army Base and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma.
Reminder Ghost Tax Preparers are no Halloween Trick or Treat for Victims
Halloween is a time for Arizonans to be reminded of “ghost” tax preparers.
A ghost preparer is paid to prepare a tax return, but does not sign it or include necessary information. The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) urges taxpayers to be aware they may be a part of a scam if a preparer won't put their name on the tax return.
2020 Transaction Privilege Tax License Renewals are Coming
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) will be sending renewal letters to businesses next month to renew their 2020 Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) License. A transaction privilege tax license is used for collection and remittance of state, county and city taxes.
Every business licensed with ADOR is required to renew their Arizona TPT license, which is due January 1, 2020.
AZ Tax Preparer Sentenced to Three Years of Probation for Falsifying Tax Returns
PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a former tax preparer was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $11,000 for preparing false income tax returns while working at Tax Xpress. Seven Arizona taxpayers were unaware that Tax Preparer Karen Hernandez, 26, had included false information on their returns.