Temporary Signature Options Extended Public Service Bulletin

June 27, 2023

Purpose of Bulletin

To inform staff and the public that the temporary signature options for taxpayers or their representatives to submit signed paper returns and other documents have been extended from June 30, 2023, to October 31, 2023.

Background/Taxpayer Inquires

For paper returns and other documents that normally must be signed with an original signature, FTB will not require an original signature through October 31, 2023, except for Power of Attorneys (POAs).

We will accept two signature alternative methods for paper returns:

  • Method 1: An attached document that must be included with the filed return that provides a copy of the original signature. The attached document should:
    • Identify what the document signature is for (Example: Corp XX, 2022 Form 100).
    • State "Refer to the attachment for a copy of the original signature" on the signature line.
  • Method 2: A paper return with a faxed signature on the signature page.

For all other documents, except POAs, filed with us that normally require an original signature, we will accept documents with photographed or digital copies of required signatures.

You can also upload a document with a signature into MyFTB, go to ftb.ca.gov and search for myftb. Please note that only PDF and Excel documents are currently accepted.

Additional Information

These temporary procedures are available through October 31, 2023, and do not apply to filing a POA. If you need to submit a POA, go to ftb.ca.gov, search for submit a poa.

Get more information on e-signatures for SOL Waivers.