For 2016 tax returns that are due in 2017, the following due date changes will apply. These changes are effective for the tax years beginning after December 31, 2015 for “calendar” year filers. Below is a comparison of last year’s due date for 2015 and next year’s due dates for 2016 returns:
For Fiscal Year Filers:
- C Corporate tax returns will be due the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of the tax year. A special rule to defer the due date change for C Corporations with fiscal years that end on June 30 defers the change until December 31, 2025 – a full ten years.
- Partnerships and S Corporation tax returns will be due the 15th day of the third month after the end of their tax year. The filing date for S Corporations is unchanged.
2O16 Federal Income Tax Brackets
The Federal income tax has 7 brackets: 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6%. The amount of tax you owe depends on your income level and filing status.
It’s important to understand that moving into a higher tax bracket does not mean that all of your income will be taxed at a higher rate. Instead, only the money that you earn within a particular bracket is subject to that particular tax rate.
Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)
Married Filing Separately
Head of Household
2016 California Tax Rate Schedules
Schedule X — Single or married/RDP filing separately/Fiduciary
Schedule Y — Married/RDP filing jointly, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
Schedule Z — Head of household
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