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California eFile2017 Business e-file Calendar for Form 199 Returns

Important Dates Description
November 14, 2016 FTB begins accepting test transmissions (PATS Testing)
January 3, 2017 First day to transmit live FTB Form 199 returns.

Return Due Date

The law specifies the annual date for a business entity to file a return. The dates vary between business entity types.

If the form is Then the due date is
Form 199 Original - 15th day of the 5th month after the taxable year end
Extended - 15th day of the 11th month after the taxable year end
10 days past all return due dates Last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed returns
Last day to retain return is dependent upon law. Last day for EROs and transmitters to retain acknowledgment file material for returns e-filed in 2017.

Remember: For each return an ERO files, the ERO must retain the return for four years from the due date of the return or for four years from the date the return is filed, whichever is later. The California e-file Return Authorization for Exempt Organizations (FTB 8453-EO) must be kept with the return for the same period, unless it is scanned and included with the e-file return.

Due date falls on a weekend or holiday

The deadline to file and pay without penalty is extended to the next business day.

Federal Emancipation Day

Due to the federal Emancipation Day holiday observed on April 17, 2017, tax returns filed and payments mailed or submitted on April 18, 2017, will be considered timely.

Business e-file returns

FTB will accept and process Business e-file returns year round.

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