Arizonan's can avoid further penalties by contacting the state - 13 On Your Side's Arlette Yousif reports
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona state tax bills are on their way to taxpayers and the Department of Revenue says there’s a way to avoid further penalties if you haven’t paid your state taxes yet.
Payment plans are available and necessary to avoid additional penalties and prevent the state from taking collection action against a taxpayer.
“If someone filed their return in April, but were not able to pay the liability in full at that time, they can request this payment plan. If they did file and extension and they do find that paying that full amount is not something that they can do right now then I would also recommend that they request a payment plan,” says Arizona Department of Revenue Communications Director Rebecca Wilder.
While a payment plan helps with lowering the cost of penalties, any unpaid balance still accrues interest.
“If you didn’t pay and you didn’t file, then you are out of compliance, and then you would need to reach out to the Department of Revenue. We are more than happy to help any individual,” explains Wilder.
The tax extension filing and payment deadline is october 17th for both state and federal taxes.
Separate payment arraignments for federal taxes must be made through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Taxpayers can set up a payment plan on the Department of Revenue’s website.