Business e-file for Exempt Organizations

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Purpose of bulletin

To advise staff that we are expanding the Business e-file Program to include exempt organizations.


The California Business e-file Program offers year round e-filing for corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies that file FTB forms 100, 100S, 100W, 100X, 565, 568, and certain accompanying forms and schedules. Businesses may e-file current year and up to two prior year returns. 

What's new

Beginning July 2, 2012, exempt organizations will be able to e-file the FTB Form 199, California Exempt Organization Annual Information Return, for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.

Taxpayer inquiries

Preparers should check with their software provider to see if they support business e-file for exempt organizations.
Exempt organizations can get more information about  business
e-file at and search for:

  • Form 199 requirements
  • Business e-file calendar
  • Charities and nonprofits

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