Friday, January 19, 2018

San Francisco 2017 Gross Receipts Tax and Payroll Expense Tax Filing Deadline - February 28th

The San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector has announced the 2017 Gross Receipts Tax and Payroll Expense Tax Annual Online Filing is available. The filing deadline is February 28th, 2018. The Treasurer's office will mail out the filing notice that includes a Business Account Number and Online PIN.

To enter the Online Return, you will need:

1. Seven-digit Business Account Number
2. Last four digits of your business tax identification number (Federal EIN or SSN)
3. Eight-digit alphanumeric Online PIN (same as prior years)

This year’s filing, instructions and resources are accessible at:

Below are additional news and updates to assist you with the filing:
  • For 2017, the Gross Receipts Tax adjustments factor is 75% and the Payroll Expense Tax rate is .0711% (.00711).
  • Small Business Enterprise Thresholds increase: The Treasurer's office has increased the small business enterprise thresholds for Gross Receipts Tax and Payroll Expense Tax. The small business enterprise exemption thresholds for the Gross Receipts Tax is $1,090,000 in San Francisco Gross Receipts for all businesses except lessors of residential real estate. The small business exemption thresholds for the Payroll Expense Tax is $300,000. 
  • Quarterly Payments Displayed: This year, the online return will display all estimated tax payments we have received up through November 30th, 2017 on the “Quarterly Payments” page. This information is also summarized and displayed on the Obligation Summary page towards the end of the filing. 
  • Estimated Quarterly Payment Penalties: Late or underpaid 2017 Gross Receipts and Payroll Expense estimated quarterly payments will now be assessed a 5% penalty. 
  • Protesting the Quarterly Payments/Penalties Displayed: During the filing, if you have made a payment on or after December 1st, 2017 or you believe the payment information is wrong, you may file under protest by checking the “I disagree…” box and enter the payment information from your records. NOTE: Taking this action will trigger a review of your account by Treasurer staff. Taking this action will NOT automatically affect any estimated tax payment penalties or the amount due in the filing or Payment Portal. If you do not wish to pay the amount due, you may edit the amount to an amount less than the amount due in the Payment Portal. Penalties and interest will accrue on unpaid amounts remaining after the deadline.
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