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Arizona


General Instructions

The Arizona Department of Revenue requires that you file Form 204 for an automatic six-month extension to file your tax return. However, if you are filing under a federal extension, or making your Arizona extension payment electronically, you do not need to file Arizona Form 204. NOTE: When preparing your Arizona tax return, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the return to indicate you are filing under an extension.

An extension to file your return is not an extension of time to pay your taxes.

If You Owe

To avoid an extension underpayment penalty you must pay at least 90% of the tax due by April 15, 2014. If you owe taxes, payment must be made by April 15, 2014 or penalty and interest will be assessed. If you cannot meet the filing deadline, you should apply for an extension. The extension allows additional time to complete and file your income tax return; however, the extension does not provide additional time to pay the amount of tax owed.

Pay Online

Pay your taxes online at www.AZTaxes.gov. Click on the “Make a Payment” link. Most major credit cards, as well as Visa or MasterCard branded debit cards, and E-Check are accepted.

You can also pay online at Official Payments Corporation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express credit and debit cards, and other forms of payment, such as Bill Me Later® are accepted. To make a debit card payment you can use a MasterCard or Visa Debit Card or any debit card with Nyce, Pulse or Star logos.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Phone

Pay your taxes by phone by calling Official Payments toll-free at 1-800-272-9829. This automated service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. At the end of your call you will be given a confirmation number. Save this as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Mail

Along with the extension form, send a check or money order in the amount of the estimated tax due made payable to Arizona Department of Revenue. Write your Social Security number and 2013 extension on the front of your payment. Attach payment to the front of Form 204 where shown. Mark your envelope “Extension Request.”

If you are sending a payment with this request, mail to:
Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 29085
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9085

If you are not sending a payment with your request, mail to:
Arizona Department of Revenue
PO Box 52138
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2138

The department will not return a copy of the Form 204 to you. Be sure to keep a copy of the completed Form 204 for your records.

Penalty and Interest Charges on Tax Owed

The Arizona Department of Revenue imposes a late file penalty if you do not pay at least 90% of your income tax liability shown on your return filed under an extension by the return’s original due date. The extension underpayment penalty is ˝ of 1% (.005) of the income tax not paid for each 30-day period or fraction of a 30-day period. This penalty is imposed from the original due date of the return until you pay the tax. The extension underpayment penalty cannot exceed 25% (.25) of the unpaid income tax. If you are charged the extension underpayment penalty, you will not be charged the late payment. See Arizona Revised Statute section 42-1125 for more information about penalties.

If You Do Not Owe

The Arizona Department of Revenue requires that you file for an automatic six-month extension if you cannot file your tax return by April 15, 2014.

For more information, visit The Arizona Department of Revenue.

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