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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Free e-file offer

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Advance Tax Return is an EASY and SECURED online tax filing software that helps users file their returns from home in the most intuitive and reliable way. We are also proud to offer Free File Program which allows taxpayers to file both Federal and State returns for FREE if they meet the following requirements: Federal AGI is $42,000 or less, and you are California resident.



  • Federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $42,000 or less, and
  • You are California resident

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  • Federal tax return preparation and paper filing - FREE
  • Federal electronic filing - $9.95
  • State electronic or paper filing/state - $19.95


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  • Simple filing with step-by-step guidance for W-2s and 1099s
  • Prepare, print, and e-file your Federal and CA returns free
  • Checks for errors and omissions for accuracy guarantee

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