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State of California Franchise Tax Board

California e-file2016 Fiduciary e-file Calendar

November 12, 2015

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).

Calendar Year Filers

January 4, 2016

First day to transmit live returns

April 15, 2016*

Last day to transmit timely-filed returns

California Fiduciary 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.

*Due to Emancipation Day holiday on April 16, 2016, tax returns filed and payments mailed or submitted on April 18, 2016, will be considered timely.

April 23, 2016

Last day to retransmit rejected timely-filed returns

October 17, 2016

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

October 24, 2016

Last day to retransmit rejected current year returns filed on extension

December 31, 2016

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

Fiscal Year Filers

Return Due Date

Fiduciary tax returns are due the 15th day of the 4th month after of the taxable year. All taxes owed must be paid by this date. If the balance is not paid by this day, penalties and interest will apply.

Retransmit Rejected Returns

Rejected timely-filed returns are given 5 days to be retransmitted and considered timely.

Extension to File

California Fiduciary income tax returns have an automatic six-month date for timely filing. Tax returns are due the 15th day of the 6th month after the original due date of the return.

Retransmit Rejected Returns filed on Extension

Rejected current year returns filed timely on extension are given 5 days to be retransmitted and considered timely.

Last Day for EROs and Transmitters to Retain Acknowledgment File Material for Fiscal Year Returns e-filed in 2016

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 Fiduciaries form (FTB 8453-FID) or the California e-file Signature Authorization for Fiduciaries form (FTB 8879-FID), they must keep the form with the return for the same period of time.

 

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