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September 8, 2015

Modified Due Dates for Certain Tax Returns (article)

The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-41) enacted on July 31, 2015 directs the Treasury to modify due dates of certain tax and information reporting forms.  Of particular note, for return forms beginning after December 31, 2015:

  • The maximum extension for the returns of employee benefit plans filing Form 5500 will be an automatic 3½-month period ending on November 15th for calendar year plans.  
  • The maximum extension for the returns of organizations exempt from income tax filing Form 990 series will be an automatic 6-month period ending on November 15th for calendar year filers.

In addition, this law also modifies the tax return due dates for partnerships, S corporations and C corporations.

The information contained in this article is provided as general guidance and may be affected by changes in law or regulation. This article is not intended to replace or substitute for accounting or other professional advice. Please consult a CBIZ professional. This information is provided as-is with no warranties of any kind. CBIZ shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with its use and assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.

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