The California Franchise Tax Board has announced that the filing and payment deadlines of March 15th for entities and April 15th for individuals affected by COVID-19 have been extended until June 15, 2020. The extension includes tax returns for 2019 and estimated tax payments for 2020. The FTB will not impose interest on tax payments, otherwise due on April 15th, that are made on June 15th.
Taxpayers claiming the special COVID-19 relief should write the name of the state of emergency (example: COVID-19) in black ink at the top of the tax return to alert FTB of the special extension period. If taxpayers are e-filing, they should follow the software instructions to enter disaster information.