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File Your Income Taxes

Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

The FTB offers CalFile for taxpayers to conveniently file income tax online. The FTB also provides a list of alternative e-file providers that you could use.

General Information: 800-852-5711

Frequently Asked Questions

Ask your tax professional to e-file for you. Thousands are authorized by the FTB to provide e-file services for their clients. You can also find an e-file provider in your area by using our locator service.

Do it yourself. You can e-file wherever you have Internet access. Here are the options available to you:

Signing your e-file return is easy. Depending on the software you use you may either sign your return using the traditional pen-on-paper method or you may sign electronically using a self-select PIN process. Your software will guide you through the necessary steps to sign your return.
Individual e-file allows you to file your return electronically using software. Nearly all taxpayers can e-file their personal income tax return, including those filing nonresident or part-year resident returns.

Related Links

Automatic Extension to File (Individuals) | California Franchise Tax ...

If you cannot file your personal income tax return by the April 18 deadline, but will have a refund or no balance due, you automatically get a 6-month extension to ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/automatic-extension.shtml

Result thumbnail image CalFile | California Franchise Tax Board

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/calfile/

Which Form Should I File? | California Franchise Tax Board

Help find which form to file. ... Your payments are only California income tax withheld shown on Form(s) W-2 and 1099-R. Your exemptions are: Personal ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/which-form-should-i-file.shtml

Filing Status Information | Individuals | California Franchise Tax Board

If you filed a joint tax return and either you or your spouse/RDP was a nonresident for 2016, file the California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/filing-status-information.shtml

Result thumbnail image Online Filing Options | e-file | California Franchise Tax Board

Free, Do it yourself e-file from FTB and software companies. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/efile/allsoftware.shtml

Do I need to file? | California Franchise Tax Board

Your gross income or adjusted gross income (AGI) was more than the ... You must file a California income tax return. ... Use search term: 540NR Tax Booklet. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/fileRtn/

Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents | California Franchise Tax ...

Nonresidents and part-year residents of California will need to file either 540NR ... Period as a California resident - California taxes income and deductions ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/filertn/nonresidents-part-year-residents.shtml

How Can I Get An Extension To File? | California Franchise Tax Board

You automatically receive an extension to file through October 16. If you can't file by April ... Use the worksheet on form FTB 3519 to figure your tax. Extension for ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/ivr/201.shtml