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How to File CA Form 199 Electronically

  • Search for your EIN, and our system will import your organization’s details from the IRS. You can also provide those details manually.

  • Tax 990 supports current and previous tax years’ filing. Choose the tax year for which you are required to file, select CA Form 199, and proceed.

  • You can either copy data from your federal 990 return to your CA 199 or enter the data manually with our Form-based
    filing option.

  • After providing the required data, review the form summary and share it with your organization members for review
    and approval.

  • Once you have reviewed the form, you can transmit it to the FTB. Our system keeps you updated about the status of your form via email and text.

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Information Required to E-file CA Form 199 Online

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Here is the list of major information that you’ll need to file CA Form 199 online,

  • The organization’s basic information
  • The exempt status of the organization
  • Details about the organization’s activities
  • Financial information such as revenues and expenses
  • Filing fee details
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Includes Schedules M-1 and L

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Tax 990 automatically includes CA 199 Schedule M-1 and L, based on the data you provide.

Copy or Upload Federal 990 Data

Copy or Upload Federal 990 Data

Copy data from your approved federal 990 return to Form 199 or upload your complete 990 form.

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Multi-User Access

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Reviewers and Approvers

Reviewers and Approvers

The completed form can be shared with your organization members for review and approval.

Re-transmit Rejected Returns

Re-transmit Rejected Returns

If the FTB rejects your Form 199 for any errors, you can fix them and retransmit the form for free.

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Frequently Asked Questions about CA Form 199

What is CA Form 199?

Form 199 is an annual information return filed by tax-exempt organizations and certain other nonprofits to report their financial information and activities to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) as part of their tax filing requirements.

Who must file CA Form 199?

CA Form 199 is filed by:

  • Organizations with normal gross receipts of more than $50,000
  • Private foundations (regardless of gross receipts)
  • Nonexempt charitable trusts described in IRC Section 4947(a)(1) (regardless of gross receipts)

Note: Usually, organizations with gross receipts less than or equal to $50,000 may file FTB 199N. However, they can also choose to file CA Form 199 voluntarily.

When is the due date to file Form 199?

CA Form 199 must be filed on or before the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization’s accounting period ends.

If the organization follows a calendar tax year, the deadline for filing CA Form 199 is May 15.

Can I paper file CA Form 199?

Yes, you can complete and mail your California Form 199 to one of the following addresses.

  • If Payment is Included with the form,
    AFranchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942857
    Sacramento, CA 94257-0501
  • If Payment is not Included with the form,
    Franchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942857
    Sacramento, CA 94257-0500

Is there an extension available for Form 199?

Yes! Organizations that are in good standing and not under suspension can get an additional six months to file without filing a written request.

What are the penalties for filing Form 199 late?

The organizations that fail to file their California Form 199 on or before the deadline will be subjected to penalties from the FTB. The penalty amount is $5/month or part of the month if the return is late. The maximum penalty is $40.

Can Form 199 be amended?

Yes! Tax 990 supports the amendment of CA Form 199. You can make changes to the previously filed returns and transmit the amended return to the FTB.