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State of California Franchise Tax Board

2D Barcode

The CTP Program introduced two-dimensional (2D) barcode technology on a limited number of forms and schedules in 2012. We are not requiring tax software developers to include 2D barcodes with their products at this time; however, your product may already include them. Using 2D barcodes allows us to process paper-filed returns more efficiently.

2D barcodes are available for tax year 2015 paper-filed personal income tax (PIT) forms and schedules:

  • Form 540, California Resident Income Tax Return
  • Form 540 2EZ, California Resident Income Tax Return
  • Schedule CA (540), California Adjustments - Residents
  • Schedule D (540), California Capital Gain or Loss Adjustment
  • Schedule P (540), Alternative Minimum Tax and Credit Limitations – Residents
  • Schedule W2, Wage and Tax Statement
  • FTB 5805, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals and Fiduciaries

Additional resources

Computer Tax Processors (CTP) Directory

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