This article will help you resolve the following e-file diagnostics in Lacerte:
- "e-file: When filing an extension, the State of California requires an amount due and for the amount to be paid electronically via direct debit."
- Individual (ref. #47233)
- Partnership (ref. #47294)
- Corporate (ref. #47293)
- S-Corporate (ref. #47312)
- Fiduciary (ref. #47241)
- "e-file: When filing an extension, the State of California requires an amount due and for the amount to be paid electronically via direct debit. For LLC's the amount due is the nonconsenting members' tax liability amount. If there is no amount for this line and there is an overall tax due then an override amount may need to be entered on the Extension screen." Partnership return - (ref. #47605)
California grants an automatic extension and doesn't require the extension form to be filed electronically unless there is a payment due with the extension. If you don't have an amount due on the extension, this form should be removed.
When running the e-file wizard, the California Extension checkbox should only be checked when there's a balance due for CA.