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State of California Franchise Tax Board

California e-file2015 Individual e-file Calendar

November 12, 2014

FTB begins accepting test transmissions (PATS Testing)

Testing will begin upon release of the Test Package for e-file of California Business, Fiduciary, and Individual Tax Returns (FTB Pub. 1436X).

January 2, 2015

First day to transmit live returns

April 15, 2015

Last day to transmit timely-filed returns

California state personal income tax returns have an automatic six-month extension date for timely filing.

All taxes owed must be paid by April 15. If the balance due is not paid by April 15, penalties and interest may apply.

April 22, 2015

Last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed returns

October 15, 2015

Last day to transmit timely filed current year returns on extension.

October 22, 2015

Last day to retransmit rejected current year returns filed on extension

December 31, 2015

Last day for EROs and transmitters to retain acknowledgment file material for returns e-filed in 2015

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. If the ERO uses either the California e-file Return Authorization for Individuals form (FTB 8453) or the California e-file Signature Authorization for Individuals form (FTB 8879), they must keep the form with the return for the same period of time.


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