Exempt organization filing due dates November 2020 Tax News

Exempt organizations are required to file annual information returns by the 15th day of the 5th month following the close of their taxable year.

We grant an automatic 6-month extension to file a return if both of the following apply:

  • The organization is not suspended on the original due date.
  • The organization's return is filed on or before the extended due date.

Exempt corporations and other exempt filers were affected by COVID-19. As a result, filing dates and payment dates were changed to July 15, 2020. However, extended due dates did not change. While payments were due July 15, 2020, automatic extensions were granted until November 15.

Organizations that follow a calendar year-end should plan to file Form 199 or FTB 199N by November 15 to avoid late fees and penalties.

Refer to our Business Due Dates webpage for more information; and, also, go to our COVID-19 Extension to File and Pay webpage to view the changes to these due dates

Our exempt organization call center is available to assist nonprofits with questions concerning exemption, missing returns, or balances due.

Contact us

916 845-4171
916 845-6500 (outside the U.S.)
Weekdays, 7 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed state holidays
Mail - Exempt Organization Unit MS-F120
Franchise Tax Board
PO Box 1286
Rancho Cordova CA 95741-1286

Visit Charities and nonprofits webpage for more information.