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Filingtaxes0001
Level 2

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

Hi,

I'm using TurboTax 2019 and trying to file taxes for my California LLC that is S corp elected. TurboTax gets stuck at the "California S Corporation Information Worksheet" saying that "CA corp no" field is empty, although the LLC number is in the CA SOS field. CA LLCs don't have a 7 digit corp number, they only have an SOS number: https://www.taxact.com/support/22697/2019/california-business-entity-identifying-number.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

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Filingtaxes0001
Level 2

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

Resolved! I called the State of California Franchise Tax Board and they told me that if an S-Corp elected LLC is filing taxes for the first time it can do one of the followings:

1) File state taxes as LLC and attach the S corp election document 

2) File state taxes as S corp, enter all zeros, ones or nines into the CA corp ID field and attach the IRS S corp election acceptance letter

 

The board will send you a CA corporate id to use during next year's filing.

corptax001
Returning Member

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

Hello, 

how did you attach the s-corp election confirmation to California return. I couldn't find a way to attach the  document in Turbotax business.

Also, with all 1s in the corporation number, was the e-file accepted fine? Appreciate your help. Thanks.

gloriah5200
Expert Alumni

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

The State of California Franchise Tax Board says that if an S-Corp elected LLC is filing taxes for the first time it can do one of the followings:

1) File state taxes as LLC and attach the S corp election document 

2) File state taxes as S corp, enter all zeros, ones or nines into the CA corp ID field and attach the IRS S corp election acceptance letter

 

The board will send you a CA corporate id to use during next year's filing.

 

So, as you can see, the CA corporate # is required, so if this is not your first year of filing the CA 100S, then you may need to call CA FTB to get a CA  corporation #.

 

CA FTB says that an S corporation is a corporation that elects to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

 

A CA Corporation is required to have a corporation #.

 

If you make an election for your LLC to be taxed as an S corporation, then you take on all the requirements of an S corporation for tax purposes.

 

corptax001
Returning Member

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

Hi,

 

Thank you for the response. This is my first year of filing. I am using TurboTax business desktop software. I don't see any option attach the IRS S corp election acceptance letter for e-filing.  In California it is mandatory to e-file for the business tax returns prepared by software. Any thoughts on how to attach the S corp election acceptance letter? 

 

Thanks.

corptax001
Returning Member

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

I have already e-filed the Federal Return(1120S) and was able to attach scorp election acceptance letter. The same attachments are still available. When I do e-file California Return(100S), are these attachments also sent out?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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ReneeM7122
Level 8

Can't e-file California LLC (S corporation elected) due to empty "CA corp no" field

To elect to be an S-Corp, Form 2553 is required.  On the state side, look for 2553 in print view.  If the form is not present, then you may have to send the return to CA by mail.  TurboTax should attach the form to the state once the Federal has been produced and attached.

 

Here is a TurboTax article about the S corp election.

@corptax001

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