CalFile File your state tax return directly with us — for free.

You can only CalFile for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 tax years

Create a MyFTB account to use CalFile:

You must have a MyFTB account to use CalFile. You can create a basic or full-access account.

CalFile Today

with a MyFTB basic account

  • Use CalFile only
  • Cannot access all MyFTB services
  • Upgrade to a full MyFTB account anytime

CalFile Later

with a MyFTB full-access account

  • Use CalFile and all MyFTB services
  • For security, you must wait a few days for a PIN

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Tax Professionals should create a full-access MyFTB account.

You may now include business income or loss when claiming self-employed Earned Income tax credit (EITC) on your 2018 California tax return.


  • Quick - Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Easy - Simple step-by-step process, save and come back anytime.
  • Fast refund - Fastest refund possible using direct deposit.
  • Safe and Secure - File directly with us on our secure servers. Instant confirmation assures your return was received.
  • Free - CalFile is completely free.


Very, very easy to use. Have used CalFile for years with a fast refund every time.

Especially during today's time with identify theft, to know my private information is going straight to FTB is a great relief.

It’s easy and imports a lot of information, so it reduces extra typing and errors.