2016 Tax Filing Deadlines (including FBAR) and San Francisco Information

In late July, 2015, President Obama signed the ‘Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.’ Among the provisions of the law were some important changes to the deadlines for 2016. Well, here we are in 2016 impacting the 2017 tax deadlines, and people are confused about changes to these deadlines. Let’s run these down for you with changes for the 2016 tax year impacting deadlines in 2017 –

  • S Corporation Tax Returns remain due on March 15, 2017 (no change)
  • C Corporation Tax Returns are now due on April 15, 2017, not March 15th (for those using a calendar year).
  • Partnership Tax Returns are now due on March 15, 2017, not April 15th (for those using a calendar year).

2016 Tax Deadlines - San Francisco, CaliforniaThe premise behind these changes has to do with “flow throughs” to individual returns; to make matters a bit more confusing, for 2015 taxes being prepared now, the due date for individual tax payers would have been on April 15, 2016, except because this is “Emancipation Day” in the District of Columbia, and so the 2015 individual tax deadline is now April 18, 2016! Confused about which deadlines apply to you and/or your business? Just contact us, and we’ll guide you thru the maze.

  • More information can be found for the 2017 changes at Journal of Accountancy, here, and IRS for the 2016 deadlines, here.

San Francisco Tax Information

For those of us lucky enough to live in San Francisco, here are some key places to either file a return and/or get information (if you are doing this all yourself) and of course we recommend that only the bravest due that. Most people will be well served by using a paid tax professional.

  • City Tax Office – 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl #140, San Francisco, CA.   Useful, for example, to pay business taxes and fees to the City of San Francisco. The City / County of San Francisco tax service is at http://sfgov.org/taxes.
  • US Internal Revenue Service – 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA.  The IRS has a list of all California offices, here.

The IRS also runs toll-free help lines as follows –

  • For individuals: 800-829-1040
  • For businesses: 800-829-4933

Be aware, however, that the IRS has had a lot of criticism about phone disconnects and hold times.

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