Automatic filing extension through October 15, 2012.
You don’t need to apply for one. Here’s what you should do if you can’t file by April 17, 2012:
- You are due a refund — File your return by October 15, 2012. Choose e-file and direct deposit for the fastest refund.
- You have a balance due — Pay the amount you owe by April 17¹, 2012 to avoid penalties and interest. You can pay online, by credit card, or by check with form FTB 3519. Then file your return by October 15, 2012. Choose e-file to ensure that we receive your return on time.
- You’re not sure if you have a balance due — Use the worksheet on form FTB 3519 to figure your tax.
Read more about California tax return extension for 2011.