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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Get answers to general tax questions

Tip! See frequently asked questions online.

Pre-recorded answers

Get recorded answers, in English and Spanish, to common questions about California taxes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call:

  • 800.338.0505 or 916.845.6600 

Answers for persons with a hearing or speech impairment are available at:

  • TDD Number for Tax Assistance: 800.822.6268
  • California Relay Service: 800.735.2922 (if you do not have TDD)

Other resources

For answers to federal tax questions, call the IRS at 800.829.1040 and follow the prompts.

For information about sales and use tax, contact the Board of Equalization.

For information about payroll tax, contact the Employment Development Department.

For questions that do not require looking up your account, try email.

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