Arizona Individual Income Tax: 2017 Arizona Tax Forms / Filing

Arizona and Federal Tax Forms for Tax Year 2016

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If you earned income from an Arizona source, you are probably required to file a tax return in Arizona. Here are some valuable resources for you if you are filing tax returns for Arizona for last year, or any previous year.

Get Arizona Tax Forms Online

In Arizona you can no longer order income tax forms to have them mailed to you. You can get Arizona tax forms from the current and previous years from the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Just select the type of forms you are looking for, then select the year.

Because the starting point for your Arizona tax return is your adjusted gross income, as defined by the calculations on your federal return, you'll have to complete that one first in order to start completing your Arizona tax forms.

Get Federal Tax Forms Online

You can obtain Federal tax forms from the current and previous years from the IRS online.

Where To Mail Your State Tax Return If You Live in Arizona

Please note that many of the addresses may look the same, but they are not! The zip codes are different, allow for better sorting and more efficient processing of your tax documents. All those addresses, both Arizona and federal, are to be used only for personal/individual tax returns.

If you have waited until the last day to prepare your taxes and you need to get them postmarked before midnight, here's where you can do that (page typically updated one or two weeks before April 15.)

If you are an Arizona resident filing Arizona tax forms, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Arizona Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 52138
Phoenix, Arizona 85072-2138

If you are an Arizona resident filing Arizona tax forms, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, and your return has a barcode, mail the tax return form to:

Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 29205
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9205

If you are an Arizona resident filing Arizona tax forms, and you ARE sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Arizona Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 52016
Phoenix, Arizona 85072-2016

If you are an Arizona resident filing Arizona tax forms, and you ARE sending in a payment, and your return has a barcode, mail the tax return form to:

Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 29204
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9204

Where To Mail Your Federal Tax Return If You Live in Arizona

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040, and you ARE sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040A, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0015

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040A, and you ARE sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040EZ, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0014

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040EZ, and you ARE sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040X, mail the tax return form to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0422

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 4868, and you ARE NOT sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0045

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 4868, and you ARE sending in a payment, mail the tax return form to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7122
San Francisco, CA 94120-7122

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040-ES, mail the form and payment to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 510000
San Francisco, CA 94151-5100

If you are an Arizona resident filing a tax form 1040-V, mail the form to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704

Check here for more Arizona Department of Revenue tax-related mailing addresses.

The information on mailing federal tax returns was provided courtesy of the IRS.

The information on mailing Arizona tax returns was provided courtesy of the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Next Page >>  Arizona Tax Assistance

Important Local Arizona Tax Resources

In 2017 the deadline for filing your income taxes is Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There are several organizations in the Greater Phoenix area that offer free tax advice and might even have a service to file the forms for you.

These services are for individual returns only. Businesses are usually not covered, although self-employed people might be able to get advice under some programs.

Some of these organizations have eligibility requirements for free help. They are most concerned with assisting those people with lower incomes, who are elderly or have disabilities.

Check to verify that you are eligible to receive these free services first before you make an appointment or before you travel to an event that doesn't require advance registration.

No matter which service you use, you'll need to bring as much information as you can in order for them to properly advise you. Those items typically include:

  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • All W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Name, address, and tax ID# of child care provider, if any
  • child care expense receipts
  • Account number and routing numbers for direct deposit (a voided check works for this)
  • Copy of last year's tax return, if available
  • If married filing jointly, both adults must be present to sign the required forms
  • medical receipts
  • receipts from charities
  • receipts for sales tax for large purchases, like a car
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C if you are enrolled for health care through the Health Insurance Marketplace ("Obamacare").

Free Tax Help in Greater Phoenix

VITA Income Tax Assistance
Where the organization provides services: more than 25 locations in Greater Phoenix
Who can get help: individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, people with disabilities, and seniors. Spanish available.
How to get help here: walk-in or by appointment. Each location has specific days of the week and hours. Outside of Greater Phoenix, check here to enter your zip code to find a nearby location in Arizona.

AARP
Where the organization provides services: about 70 locations in Arizona, more than 30 in Greater Phoenix
Who can get help: adults age 50+, individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, people with disabilities, and seniors, some self-employed or one-person businesses. Spanish available.
How to get help here: walk-in or by appointment. Each location has specific days of the week and hours.

Tempe Community Council
Who can get help: people with disabilities, seniors, and individuals and families earning $54,000 or less. Spanish available.

Other Arizona Tax Resources

Don't procrastinate. Get to it, and know where you stand now. Set aside a day. Have snack foods ready. Organize your records. This will leave you time to get assistance if you find it necessary. You may need to plan ahead to pay what you owe, or invest (not spend!) what you get back. No matter how it turns out, remember to reward yourself for getting it done.

Next Page >> File an Extension in Arizona

An extension is a way to ask the IRS for more time to file your tax return. It is critical to understand, however, that an extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay.

What about filing an extension on your Arizona return? Is it just as easy? Yes, it is.

When is the Arizona Extension Due?

Your Arizona individual income tax return, or an extension if you are filing one, is due on April 15th, or the next business day if that falls on a Saturday or Sunday or holiday.

For the 2016 tax year, your tax return/extension is due by midnight on April 18, 2017 to coincide with a special Federal tax filing date. Arizona personal income tax extensions are allowed for up to six months.

What Forms Do I Need For an Arizona Extension?

To apply for a state extension, file Arizona Form 204. If you must make a payment, you still use Arizona Form 204.

If you filed for a federal extension on Form 4868, you do not have to attach a copy of your federal extension to your Arizona tax return. The extension forms will specify the date by which your final return must be mailed.

Why Do I Have To Do All the Calculations If I File an Extension?

You must still pay 100% of your tax liability by the original due date of your return (April). If you do not pay 100% of the tax shown on your return with the extension, you will be subject to a late payment penalty. If you do not pay at least 90% of the tax liability disclosed by your return at the time of the extension, you will be subject to the extension underpayment penalty and interest.

What Do I Do With The Forms?

When filing for an Arizona extension use the following mailing addresses:

Extension Mailing Address - no payment included

Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 52138
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2138

Extension Mailing Address- payment included

Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 29085
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9085

Make checks payable to Arizona Department of Revenue, and mark the outside of the envelope "Extension Request." Keep a copy of Form 204 that you submitted. You can also pay the taxes due on Form 204 by credit card — here are those instructions. be aware that there will be an extra fee for charging your tax due to a credit card.

eFile in Arizona

You can certainly file your Arizona tax return electronically if you are willing to pay a fee, but if you meet certain criteria with respect to income, you might be able to eFile your Arizona tax return for free. Not only does it save on postage, but if your forms are complete and accurate you'll get any refund faster. I get mine in about a week when I eFile.

Disclaimer: I am not a tax professional, and the above information is subject to change without notice. If you have questions about filing an extension in Arizona, you can contact the Arizona Department of Revenue or a tax professional.

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