Information Return Filing - Tax Year 2015
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February 2, 2016
Purpose of Bulletin
To announce Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Information Return filing period for tax year 2015 began on January 11, 2016.
Any person, including a corporation, partnership, individual, estate, or trust that makes reportable transactions during a calendar year, must file the appropriate information returns to report those transactions with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and FTB. Generally, our reporting requirements are the same as IRS reporting requirements. Go to IRS Publication 1220, Specifications for Electronic Filing of Forms, on the IRS website for more information.
Filing with FTB
Filing Information Returns with FTB:
|Return Type||Method||Due Date||Delinquent Date|
|Internet||March 31||May 2|
|5498||Internet||May 31||July 1|
If you file paper returns with IRS, do not send a paper copy to FTB. IRS will forward the information to us, whether you are located in or out of the State of California.
If you have an exception that requires you to report something different for federal and state purposes, such as a different dollar amount, file separate returns with IRS and FTB.
While we encourage you to file electronically, you may file up to 249 paper returns by February 29. If you file 250 or more returns, you must file electronically. If you file on a paper return with us, mail it to:
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
PO BOX 942840
SACRAMENTO, CA 94240-6090
Refer questions on reporting requirements for information returns to the IRS at 800.829.1040.
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