2015 Instructions for Form FTB 3588
Payment Voucher for LLC e-filed Returns
2. If there is a balance due, complete the voucher at the bottom of this page
with black or blue ink. Scanning machines may not be able to read other
Use form FTB 3588, Payment Voucher for LLC e‑filed Returns, to pay the
ink colors. Print the LLC’s name, DBA, address (in CAPITAL LETTERS),
total amount due on Form 568, Limited Liability Company Return of Income,
California SOS file number, FEIN, contact telephone number, and amount
except for any unpaid LLC annual tax which must be paid using form
of payment in the space provided.
FTB 3522, LLC Tax Voucher. Only use form FTB 3588 if the LLC meets all of
The information on form FTB 3588 should match the information that
was electronically transmitted to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the
• Files its tax return electronically.
information printed on the paper copy of the 2015 Form 568.
• Has a balance due.
3. Using black or blue ink, make the check or money order payable to the
• Remits payment with a check or money order.
“Franchise Tax Board.” Write the LLC’s California SOS file number or
Limited liability companies (LLCs) can make payments online using Web
FEIN and “2015 FTB 3588” on the check or money order. A penalty may
Pay for Businesses. After a one‑time online registration, LLCs can make an
be imposed if the payment is returned by the bank for insufficient funds.
immediate payment or schedule payments up to a year in advance. For more
Make all checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars and drawn
information, go to ftb.ca.gov.
against a U.S. financial institution.
To pay by credit card, go to . Official Payments Corp.
4. Attach the preprinted voucher or detach the payment voucher below, only
charges a convenience fee for using this service. If paying by Web Pay or
if an amount is owed. Enclose, but do not staple, the payment with the
credit card, do not file form FTB 3588.
voucher and mail to:
The LLC fee must be estimated and paid by the 15th day of the 6th month
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
following the beginning of the taxable year. LLCs should use form FTB 3536,
PO BOX 942857
Estimated Fee for LLCs, to remit the estimated fee. A penalty in the amount
SACRAMENTO CA 94257‑0531
of 10% of the underpayment of the estimated fee will apply if the estimated
LLC fee is underpaid. Get form FTB 3536 for more information.
When to Make Payment
Private Mail Box (PMB) – Include the PMB in the address field. Write “PMB”
first, then the box number. Example: 111 Main Street PMB 123.
The tax liability must be paid by the 15th day of the 4th month following the
close of the taxable year.
When the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline to file and pay
without penalty is extended to the next business day.
Is form FTB 3588 preprinted with the LLC’s information?
Due to the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16, 2016, tax returns filed and
Yes. Go to number 1.
No. Go to number 2.
payments mailed or submitted on April 18, 2016, will be considered timely.
1. Verify that the following information is correct before mailing the voucher
and the check or money order:
Penalties and Interest
• LLC’s name
If the LLC fails to pay its total tax liability by the original due date, the entity
• Doing business as (DBA)
will incur a late payment penalty plus interest. To avoid late payment penalties
and interest, the tax liability must be paid by the 15th day of the 4th month,
• California Secretary of State (SOS) file number
following the close of the taxable year. The FTB may waive the late payment
• Federal employer identification number (FEIN)
penalty based on reasonable cause. Reasonable cause is presumed when 90%
• Amount of payment
of the tax is paid by the original due date of the return. However, the imposition
• Contact telephone number
of interest is mandatory.
If a change is needed to the information, use black or blue ink to draw
a line through the incorrect information and clearly print the new
information. Scanning machines may not be able to read other ink colors.
Then, go to number 3.
Do not mail a paper copy of the LLC return to the FTB. Keep it for the LLC’s records.
IF NO PAYMENT IS DUE, DO NOT MAIL THIS VOUCHER
Fiscal year – File and Pay by the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of the taxable year.
Calendar year – File and Pay by April 18, 2016.
Payment Voucher for
LLC e-filed Returns
For calendar year 2015 or fiscal year beginning (mm/dd/yyyy)________________, and ending (mm/dd/yyyy)________________.
Limited liability company name
California Secretary of State (SOS) file number
Address (suite, room, PO box, or PMB no.)
Amount of payment
Do not mail copy of return
with this payment voucher.
FTB 3588 2015