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Today is tax day. If you haven't filed yet, here are some online resources

For those who haven’t filed their taxes, the deadline to file 2018 taxes is today, Monday, April 15.

The Arizona Department of Revenue has multiple support resources to assist taxpayers.

ADOR encourages electronic filing because it’s more secure, efficient and faster than paper returns. Average processing times for refunds from e-filed returns are currently six days compared 12 days for refunds from paper returns.

For information on e-filing services visit, https://azdor.gov/e-file-services, to view the list of software providers that are certified to submit electronically filed returns with ADOR.

Arizona offers fillable forms that are online versions of tax forms designed for taxpayers who prefer to prepare their own returns. Arizona forms and instructions are available to print at https://www.azdor.gov/Forms.

Individual income tax filers needing additional assistance this tax filing season are reminded they may qualify for free tax preparation options that are available in the state.

Free File Alliance offers a free filing program to Arizona taxpayers who earned less than $66,000 or less in 2018. For more information visit, visit https://bit.ly/2Z8L0DS.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, people 60 years old or older with disabilities and tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. For more information visit, https://bit.ly/1sNLuxU.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free assistance to individuals 50-and-older who can’t afford a tax preparation service to file federal and Arizona returns. AARP Tax-Aide sites don’t have income restrictions. For more information visit, https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.

After filing, taxpayers can check the status of their refunds at https://AZTaxes.gov/Home/CheckRefund.

Taxpayers requiring more time to file their returns can fill out Form 204 for a six-month extension. This form needs to be submitted by the April 15 deadline. As a reminder, an extension does not grant a taxpayer more time to pay taxes owed. If a taxpayer has already been granted an extension through the IRS, an Arizona extension is not required.

For additional information, visit www.azdor.gov on tax filing requirements, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.

Federal Tax Help Resources

Click here for information about free e-file options, such as IRS FreeFile

Click here to request an automatic six-month filing extension

Fill out a Form 4868, Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and mail it to the IRS (see Arizona address options). Federal extension requests must be postmarked by today, April 15.

Click here for fast, secure ways to pay any tax due using IRS Direct Pay

Other deadlines today

Keep in mind that if you are unable to meet today's deadline and you apply to get a six-month extension to file, you must still file for the extension by April 15.

If you are expecting a refund, you won’t get it until after you file your return. If you owe money, you must pay the estimated tax bill by April 15.

Today, April 15, is also the deadline to file an amended return for your 2015 tax return.

For more resources on federal tax returns, see: IRS provides tips for last-minute filers

Additional federal tax help resources are available online at IRS.gov.

Information provided by Arizona Department of Revenue

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