Michael Gray, CPA's Tax and Business Insight

Corrections/updates for earlier communications

April 3, 2020

© 2020 by Michael C. Gray

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I received some helpful comments about the emails that I sent about the Federal tax deadline extension and the CARES Act from Maria Ku and Andrea Keefer Wellman. Thank you for your comments!

California tax due dates

California's Franchise Tax Board has announced its deadlines for filing 2019 tax returns and certain payments have also been extended to July 15, 2020. The extension applies to individuals, estates and trusts, and business entities for:

California's original extension only applied to taxpayers affected by the coronavirus, but the new announcement follows federal Notice 2020-17 and applies to all taxpayers. No filing is required to get the extension Here's a link to the Franchise Tax Board list of extended due dates. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/extensions-to-file-pay.html

Federal advance tax rebates

In my email dated March 31, 2020, I stated that in addition to $1,200 for single persons and $2,400 for married couples, $500 will be included in the advance tax rebate for each dependent child claimed by the taxpayer(s). I should have said the $500 additional amount is included for each child that qualifies for the child tax credit. This will make it easier for you to see who qualifies on your 2018 or 2019 income tax returns. (The child must be under age 17 during 2020 to qualify.)

Remember, not everyone will qualify. See the discussion on the March 31 email.

Stay safe!


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