Arizona legislation requires e-filing for business taxes

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Newly signed Arizona legislation will require businesses to file state taxes electronically while permitting waivers under some circumstances.

The Department of Revenue says a bill signed Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey will enable state government to work more efficiently and faster than is done with paper returns.

HB2280 will generally require businesses to electronically file and pay transaction privilege tax, phasing in the requirement over several years.

Also, e-filing of annual corporate income tax, fiduciary and partnership returns will begin in tax year 2020.

Many businesses already file transaction privilege tax electronically, but the department says the percentage is low and that there's no current ability to e-file corporate income, partnership and fiduciary tax returns.

The legislation includes opt-outs under certain circumstances, including lack of computer or internet access.

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