RETURN DUES DATES CHANGED
Many bills that Congress passes contain provisions that affect items that aren’t related to the main bill. The “Surface Transportation and Veteran’s Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015” is one such bill. Primarily a stopgap extension of the Highway Trust Fund, this bill also includes tax provisions that impact the due dates of a number of returns and other required filings.
The due date changes with the most impact will likely be those changes for partnership tax returns (Form 1065) and C Corporation tax returns. Essentially the due dates have swapped. The significant reorganization of due dates is intended to assist individuals involved in pass-through entities in receiving information (K-1s) required to prepare their individual returns in a more timely fashion.
For tax returns reporting 2016 information that are due in 2017, the following due date changes will apply. These changes are effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015 for calendar year filers (tax year 2016 and beyond):
Form 1065 – Partnerships are now due by March 15th
C Corporations are now due April 15th