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    Arizona Payroll Tax Compliance

    State:

    Arizona

    AZ Tax Forms

    Agency Form Detail

    • Form ID Tax Code Form Name  
      AZ New Hire Report UI AZ Report for New Hire View
      UC-018 UI Unemployment Tax and Wage Report View
      UC-020 UI Unemployment Tax and Wage Report (Continuation) View
      A1-APR WH Annual Payment Withholding Tax Return View
      A1-WP WH Payment of AZ Income Tax Withholding View
      A1-QRT WH Quarterly Withholding Tax Return View
      A1-R WH Withholding Reconciliation Return View
      State W2 WH Wage and Tax Statement View
      A1-T WH Withholding Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements View

    Arizona Withholdings

    Agency Contact Information

    • Agency Name

      Arizona Department of Revenue

    • Vendor Payable Name

      Arizona Department of Revenue

    • Mailing Address

      P.O. Box 29009
      Phoenix, AZ 85038-9009

    • Phone Numbers

      Business Taxes
      602-255-2060
      Toll-free from inside AZ
      800-843-7196

    • Support Email

      problemresolutionoffice@azdor.gov

    • Agency Website URL

      http://www.azdor.gov/Business.aspx

    • Agency Info Effective Date

      Oct 1, 2014

    • Agency Holidays

      Federal Reserve Bank/State Observed Holidays:
      New Year’s Day - January 1
      Martin Luther King Jr Birthday - January 19
      Washington's Birthday/Presidents’ Day - February 16
      Memorial Day - May 25
      Independence Day - July 3
      Labor Day - September 7
      Columbus Day – October 12
      Veteran's Day - November 11
      Thanksgiving Day - November 26
      Christmas Day - December 25
    • Holiday Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Agency Account Number Formats

      Account Number Name

      AZ Dept of Revenue Employer Identification No.

    • QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)

      999999999

    • Account Number Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2008

    Agency Withholding Details

    • WH Supported?

      Yes

    • Allowance Amount Detail

      None

    • Supplemental Rate Detail

      Use percentage elected by employee on Form A-4

    • Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2012

    • W4 Requirements

      Can Use Federal W4?

      No

    • Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2014

    Agency Tax Payment Details

    • Tax Payment Name

      AZ Withholding

    • Last Verified Date

      Dec 22, 2014

    Tax Payment Frequency Detail

    • Payment Frequency Payment Name  
      Next Day AZ Withholding View
      Semiweekly AZ Withholding View
      Monthly AZ Withholding View
      Quarterly AZ Withholding View
      Annual AZ Withholding View

    Electronic Mandate Requirements

    • Employer Filing Requirements

      No mandate.

    • Employer Payment Requirements

      Any taxpayer with a $20,000 average quarterly liability for withholding tax during the prior tax year must pay electronically.

    • Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2012

    Unemployment Tax

    Agency Contact Information

    • Agency Name

      Arizona Department of Economic Security

    • Vendor Payable Name

      DES - Unemployment Tax

    • Mailing Address

      PO Box 6028
      Phoenix, AZ 85005-6028

      Physical Address:
      4000 North Central Avenue Ste 500
      Phoenix, AZ 85012

    • Phone Numbers

      Employer Accounting unit
      602-771-6601
      Employer Status Unit
      602-771-6602

    • Support Email

      uit.accounting@azdes.gov

    • Agency Website URL

      https://www.azdes.gov/esa/uitax/uithome.asp

    • Agency Info Effective Date

      Jun 1, 2013

    • Agency Holidays

      Federal Reserve Bank/State Observed Holidays:
      New Year’s Day - January 1
      Martin Luther King Jr Birthday - January 19
      Washington's Birthday/Presidents’ Day - February 16
      Memorial Day - May 25
      Independence Day - July 3
      Labor Day - September 7
      Columbus Day – October 12
      Veteran's Day - November 11
      Thanksgiving Day - November 26
      Christmas Day - December 25
    • Holiday Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Agency Account Number Formats

      Account Number Name

      AZ Dept of Economic Security Acct No.

    • QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)

      9999999-9 or 9999999 9

    • Account Number Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2008

    Agency Tax Rate Detail

    • Minimum Rate

      0.03%

    • Maximum Rate

      7.79%

    • New Rate

      2%

    • Rate Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2015

    • Employer Wage Base

      Wage Base Amount

      $7,000.00

    • Wage Base Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2008

    Agency Surcharge Detail

    • Surcharge Name

      Job Training Tax

    • Creditable to FUTA

      No

    • Maximum Rate

      0.1%

    • Wage Base Amount

      $7,000.00

    • Surcharge Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2013

    • Last Verified Date

      Mar 10, 2015

    Agency Tax Payment Details

    • Tax Payment Name

      AZ UI and Job Training Tax

    • Last Verified Date

      Dec 22, 2014

    Tax Payment Frequency Detail

    • Payment Frequency Payment Name  
      Quarterly AZ UI and Job Training Tax View

    Electronic Mandate Requirements

    • Employer Filing Requirements

      No mandate.

    • Employer Payment Requirements

      No mandate.

    • Effective Date

      Jan 1, 2009

    Other Payroll Taxes

    Arizona Local Tax

    E-file & Pay

    Electronic Form Requirement Detail

    • Form ID  
      A1-APR View
      A1-WP View
      A1-QRT View
      A1-R View
      UC-020 View
      UC-018 View

    Employer Registration

    Withholding Tax

    • How does the agency prefer the employer to register?

      Online

    • Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?

      https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=316&id=3960

    • Is there a registration fee?

      No

    • What is the name of the form to use for registration?

      AZ Joint Tax Application

    • What is the link to the form for registration?

      https://www.aztaxes.gov/AZT1AZTaxReg

    • Additional information about the registration for this state.

      Once you hit the submit button you will be brought to a page where you can print a signature card that must be mailed in to the State with any fees. There are no fees for WH. Once the state receives the signature card it can take up to 4 weeks before a registration number is issued. If the signature card is brought into a local office a registration number can be received within an hour.

      Due to Bonding requirements Construction Contractors may not register online.

      "The Joint Tax Application is used to apply for Transaction Privilege Tax, Use Tax and Employer Withholding and Unemployment Insurance. The application is called "Joint" because it is used by both the Departments of Revenue and Economic Security"

    Unemployment Insurance Tax

    • How does the agency prefer the employer to register?

      Online

    • Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?

      https://www.aztaxes.gov/JT1Introduction

    • Is there a registration fee?

      No

    • What is the name of the form to use for registration?

      AZ Joint Tax Application

    • What is the link to the form for registration?

      http://www.azdor.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=NhqcEr38FAA%3d&tabid=259&mid=860

    • Additional information about the registration for this state.

      2-3 days call state. Due to Bonding requirements Construction Contractors may not register online.

      Reporting Agents must obtain a POA.

      Online registration page managed by AZ DOR.

      Online Filing registration https://www.aztaxes.gov/AZT1AZTaxReg