The Arizona Department of Revenue has made the following announcement:
"The Arizona Department of Revenue today announced that some 1099-G forms were sent out to taxpayers that contained erroneous information. This matter does not impact anyone who did not itemize deductions on the federal return and did not receive an Arizona state income tax refund in 2016 for the tax year 2015 or earlier.
The erroneous forms included information from the 2014 tax year instead of the 2015 tax year. Department officials are actively taking steps to have new forms with the correct information resent to affected taxpayers.
Printing of the corrected 1099-G form is set to be completed this week and in the mail to impacted taxpayers as soon as possible.
The 1099-G serves as a confirmation of the previous year’s state tax refund. Arizonans can still file their federal and state tax returns if they have access to their previous year’s return, which contains the same refund information as the 1099-G.
The Department is conducting a root-cause analysis to determine how this error occurred and prevent it from happening in the future."
For updates and further information, taxpayers are encouraged to go to the Arizona Department of Revenue News and Announcements.