State tax deadline pushed back to June 15

Daily Post Staff Writer

State Controller Betty Yee announced that the state’s tax board is allowing for individuals to submit their state income taxes by June. 15.

“During this COVID-19 pandemic, Californians’ priority focus should be on their health and well-being. Having extra time beyond the April 15th deadline to file your state income tax returns and to pay any taxes owed can help you do this, as the experts work to control the spread of the coronavirus,” Yee said in a statement.

Taxpayers who need to file past April 15, are to write the name of the emergency, in this instance, COVID-19, in black ink at the top of their tax return to let the tax board know the person is filing under the special extension period, according to a statement from the Franchise Tax Board.
It is possible that the extension may be pushed further back, if approved by the IRS, according to Yee.

The tax board will also waive interest and any late filing or payment penalties.

Also extended until June 15 are those who have quarterly estimated payments that are due on April 15, and partnerships and LLCs.

No action has been taken to extend the federal income tax deadline, despite President Trump calling for the federal income tax due date to be pushed back.