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California State Controller and Chair of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Betty T. Yee pointed out the following changes during the COVID-19 pandemic:

• Individual taxpayers will have until June 15 to file their returns and pay any taxes owed.

• Partnerships and LLCs also will have until June 15 to file their returns and pay any taxes owed.

• Those who have quarterly estimated payments due on April 15 will now have until June 15 to make those payments.

• Any taxpayer filing under this special deadline relief should note the name of the state emergency (e.g., "COVID-19" or "Coronavirus") in black ink on the top of the tax return to inform FTB that you are filing under the special extension period. The FTB also will waive interest and any late filing or late payment penalties that otherwise would apply.

For assistance, visit the FTB's website at

Please note that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not yet acted on extending the April 15 filing deadline for federal income tax returns. Thus California's June 15 special relief due date may be extended further if the IRS provides a longer relief period.

Stay informed by visiting the California Department of Public Health's website at


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