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State of California Franchise Tax Board

California eFile2016 Business e-file Calendar for Form 199 Returns

November 12, 2015 FTB begins accepting test transmissions (PATS Testing)
January 4, 2016 First day to transmit live FTB Form 199 returns.
   
Return Due Date The law specifies the annual dates 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 12th month after the taxable year end
   
15th day of the 5th month after the taxable year end Last day to timely file Form 199 original returns
15th day of the 12th month after the taxable year end Last day to timely file Form 199 returns on extension
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 2016.

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.

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

 

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