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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Brother MFC-J470 is a All-in-One inkjet printer, which is fully supported under Linux. Scanning and printing is possible via USB of via WiFi connection.
The necessary Linux driver can be downloaded from the Brother homepage. The driver is available as RPM and as DEB file.
The scanner uses the brscan4 driver, which is also available for Debian at https://wiki.debianforum.de/Brother_Scanner#brscan4 for 32bit and 64bit versions of the distribution.
The driver, which can be downloaded from the Debianforum web page, is installed with the followin command
dpkg -i --force-all brscan4-0.4.2-1.i386.deb
Furhtermore, there is a commercially available Linux scanner driver for the MFC-J470DW by VueScan.