Arizona’s electronic filing system for individual income tax returns is dependent upon the IRS.   

The IRS implemented a new system for electronic filing which required Arizona to implement a new system.

Arizona implemented the new system on January 30, 2013, when the IRS opened the filing season.  Due to the fact that this is a new system, the Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) is carefully monitoring the return data to ensure that the returns are properly received and processed correctly. Additionally, DOR is ensuring all refunds are issued correctly. 

DOR is working closely with all software vendors to ensure there are no processing issues.  This, however, may cause a slight delay in the processing of tax returns at the start of the e-filing process, but should not create any change in the way Arizona tax returns have been processed in past years.

After preliminary review, we have determined a problem exists when filing returns using an outdated version of software. Please be sure to download the most recent updates from your software vendor prior to submitting your return.

If you have submitted a return and received a rejection and the reason refers to “Schema Version X” as the reason for rejection, please contact your software vendor to resolve the issue.

Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 (Archive on Monday, February 18, 2013)