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FAQs About Downloading Forms and Publications from FTB's Website

  1. What file format are the forms and publications in?
  2. Do I need a helper/plug-in application to view and print forms and publications?
  3. Where can I find forms and publications on FTB's Website?
  4. Why am I experiencing problems downloading forms or publications?
  5. How can I download the form or publication file to my hard drive?
  6. Do you have an FTP site?
  7. Where can I get Form DE 4?

  1. What file format are the forms and publications in?

    Forms and publications are in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). We recommend you use the latest Adobe Reader to view and print forms and publications.

  2. Do I need a helper/plug-in application to view and print forms and publications?

    Yes. You need Adobe Reader to view and print forms and publications.

  3. Where can I find forms and publications on FTB's Website?

    You can find them in our Form Locator.

  4. Why am I experiencing problems downloading forms and publications?

    You could be experiencing problems for various reasons:

    • Your/our phone line could be unclear.;
    • Your/our Internet Service Provider (ISP) may be experiencing heavy traffic.
    • FTB's web server may be experiencing heavy traffic.

    If you continue to receive file corruption errors or experience termination during downloads, you can email FTB to have forms emailed to you as an attachment. Please include a brief description of the problems you experienced.

    The forms you receive will be in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). We recommend you use the latest Adobe Reader to view and print forms and publications.

  5. How can I download the form or publication file to my hard drive?

    You can download, view, and print California tax forms from this website. We recommend you use the latest Adobe Reader to view and print forms and publications.

    View a form by double-clicking it or use the following steps to download the form:

    1. Right-click on the form name.
    2. Select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".
    3. Save the form on your computer. Make a note of where you saved the form.
    4. Open Adobe Reader.
    5. Select File, select Open, locate the form, double-click on the "View form" link.

  6. Do you have an FTP site?

    No.

  7. Where can I get Form DE 4?

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