- The deadline for filing 2020 state and federal taxes for individuals is now May 17, 2021.
- Both the federal and state extensions do not apply to estimated tax payments due on April 15, 2021.
This extension will provide taxpayers with additional time to prepare and file tax returns during the pandemic. Filing your taxes electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to receive your refund.
Golden State Stimulus
The state has launched billions of dollars in emergency relief funding for Californians. Small businesses, individuals and other statewide assistance programs are included to bring relief to our communities that have been hurting.
Individuals and families will receive relief through direct $600 payments. This will include those with incomes below $30,000, as well as those unfairly excluded from previous federal stimulus payments. A total of 5.7 million supplemental stimulus payments for low-income Californians.
Small businesses will also receive immediate relief in a four-fold increase in assistance. They may receive grants up to $25,000. $50 million will be allocated for cultural institutions. The relief also includes tax cuts and waiving various fees for small businesses impacted by COVID.
There will be additional statewide assistance that includes restoration of reductions, CalWORKS eligibility expansion, federal care funds, student assistance, food and diaper banks, and housing support for farmworkers.
Check if you qualify for the Golden State Stimulus visit their website here.
Federal Stimulus Checks
Non-filers can still get a federal stimulus check even if you did not file taxes in 2019. For more information, visit here.
Taxpayers may request assistance by contacting the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Requests for relief of interest or penalties or requesting an extension for filing a return may be made through their online services here. Taxpayers may also request assistance in writing by sending a letter to the address P.O. Box 942879 Sacramento, CA 94279 or contacting them via email or call Customer Service Center at 800-400-7115. This includes assistance if you are unable to make a timely tax payment.
For information on special tax relief from the California Franchise Tax Board and how you can apply please visit their website here.
Federal Internal Revenue Service
For information on the federal government, taxes, and coronavirus relief from the Internal Revenue Service visit here.