What is
Form 199?

Form 199 is used by tax-exempt organizations in the State of California to report the Organizations income, expenses, assets, activities.

Who must file
CA Form 199?

The following Organizations should file Form 199.

  • Tax-Exempt organizations with gross receipts more than $50,000
  • Private Foundations and Non-exempt charitable trusts

When is the due date to file Form 199?

Form 199 is due by the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of your organization’s tax year .

*If the due date falls on a weekend or state holiday, file Form 199 by the next regular business day.

What is CA form 199 schedules?

While filing CA Form 199 , the organization may be required to provide additional information based on the activities conducted by it for the tax year.

There are 2 Schedules available for Form 199 that may need to be attached to the nonprofit tax return based on particular organizational activities.

  • Schedule M-1 - Balance Sheet
  • Schedule L - Reconciliation of income per books with income per return

How to E-FILE CA FORM 199?

To e-file Form 199 with Tax 990, follow the below simple steps:

Step -1
Enter basic organization details
Step -2
Choose tax year period
Step -3
Complete the Form Details
Step -4
Review information
Step -5
Review Form 199 and transmit it to the FTB.


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How do I get more time to
file CA Form 199?

Exempt organizations that need additional time to file Form 199 online can receive an additional six months for 501(c)(3) tax filing without filing a written request for extension.

However, an organization that is not in good standing or suspended on the original due date of the return will not be given an extension of time to file.

If the return is not filed and/or the filing fee is not paid by the extended due date, penalties, additional fees, and interest may be imposed