Does California require you to file a business tax extension?

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No! The state of California grants a 6-month automatic extension of time for business that had filed Form 7004. As such, there is no state-specific business tax extension form.

Which business tax forms are required by the state of California?

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If the business owes taxes to the state, it must make the tax payment using one of the forms- FTB 3539, FTB 3538, FTB 3537, and FTB 3522- whichever is applicable according to the business type.

What is Form California FTB 3539, 3538, 3537, and 3522?

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  • Form FTB 3539 (Corporations and Exempt Organizations) - Payment for Automatic Extension for Corporations and Exempt Organizations
  • Form FTB 3538 (Partnership Form 565) - Payment for Automatic Extension for LPs, LLPs, and REMICs
  • Form FTB 3537 (LLC Form 568) - Payment Voucher for Automatic Extension for LLCs

What is the deadline to file business tax forms with the state of California?

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California C-Corporation Tax Extensions
C Corporations in California must file their Corporate tax return FTB Form 100 - California Corporation Franchise or Income Tax Return, by the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year (April 15th for the calendar year filers).

California S-Corporation Tax Extensions
S Corporations in California must file their Corporate tax return FTB Form 100S - California S Corporation Franchise or Income Tax Return, by the 15th day of the third month following the close of the taxable year March 15th for the calendar year filers). Form FTB 3539 should be used for their extension or annual franchise tax payment.

California LLC Tax Extensions
Multi-member LLCs in California must file their LLC tax return FTB Form 568 - Limited Liability Company Return of Income, by the 15th day of the third month following the close of the taxable year March 15th for the calendar year filers). Form FTB 3537 should be used for their extension or annual franchise tax payment. They must file FTB 3522 to make payment for an automatic extension of time.

California Partnership Tax Extensions
For Limited Partnerships in California must file their Partnership tax return FTB Form 565 - Partnership Return of Income, by the 15th day of the third month after the end of the tax year (or March 15 for the calendar year filers). Form FTB 3538 should be used for their extension or annual franchise tax payment.

What payment methods does the state of California offer?

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An extension of time to file only, it is not an extension of time to pay. Your California tax liability must be paid by the original due date (March 16, 2020) to avoid penalties and interest. If you owe California tax, you can make an extension payment using Bank account, Credit card, Payment plan, Check or money order, Electronic funds transfer (EFT) for corporations, and Electronic funds withdrawal (EFW).

Where do I mail California Business Tax Extension?

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Mail your Form FTB 3539, Form FTB 3538, or Form FTB 3537 to the following address.

Franchise Tax Board,
PO Box 942857,
Sacramento, CA 94257-0500.

California Business tax payments can also be made online with no registration required on the WebPay for Businesses section of the Franchise Tax Board website.

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