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K-1 TestWare

**Effective January 1, 2018, FTB will discontinue the Paperless Schedules K-1 (565 or 568) program. Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies can continue to submit the Schedule K-1 (565/568) with their e-filed (preferred) or paper filed tax return.**

For more information regarding the California business e-file program, go to and search for business efile.

If you have any questions, comments or need assistance with transitioning over to our business e-file program, please contact the Business e-file Coordinator at Business

Thank you for your interest in the California e-file Program.

General Information

FTB offers a voluntary program for filing paperless Schedules K-1 (565 or 568). Commercial software to properly format these schedules is limited. To help you submit error-free on the first attempt, we provide K-1 TestWare to test your files before sending them to FTB. This ensures that your files will pass our mainframe edit program without returning them back to you for correction and re-submission.

K-1 TestWare includes two programs:

  • K-1 Convert - converts your files to a fixed length format.
  • K-1 Verify - performs data integrity edits (but, no calculations of any kind) and provides an itemized error report in the event any of your files fail to verify.

You can download the K-1 TestWare for the taxable years listed below. You will need a ZIP extraction utility to use these files.

Hardware / Software Requirements

You can use this personal computer (PC) based program if you submit your files on CDs or portable USB/flash drive. For more information see K-1 TestWare - Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Information

e-Programs Customer Service - Call 916.845.0353 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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