Deadlines for filing and paying your taxes in the Golden State
Tax season is here again, and it’s important to know when your taxes are due in California. The due dates for filing and paying your taxes depend on your filing status and whether you’re filing a paper or electronic return.
In this blog post, we’ll cover the following topics:
- When are taxes due in California?
- What are the different filing statuses?
- How to file your taxes electronically
- How to file your taxes by mail
When Are Taxes Due in California?
The general due date for filing your taxes in California is April 15th. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Washington, you have until June 15th to file your taxes.
If you’re unable to file your taxes by the due date, you can request an extension. However, you’ll still have to pay your taxes by the original due date.
What Are the Different Filing Statuses?
Your filing status determines how much you owe in taxes. There are five different filing statuses:
- Married filing jointly
- Married filing separately
- Head of household
- Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
How to File Your Taxes Electronically
Filing your taxes electronically is the fastest and easiest way to file. You can file your taxes electronically through the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) website, or through a tax preparation software program.
To file your taxes electronically, you’ll need the following information:
- Your Social Security number
- Your income information
- Your deductions and credits
How to File Your Taxes by Mail
If you prefer to file your taxes by mail, you can download the appropriate forms from the FTB website. You’ll also need to enclose a check or money order for the amount of taxes you owe.
By following these tips, you can make sure you file your taxes on time and avoid any penalties.
- If you’re not sure how to file your taxes, it’s a good idea to hire a tax professional.
- You can find tax preparation software programs online or at most major retailers.
- The FTB website has a wealth of information about filing your taxes.
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