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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Direct deposit your refund


Direct deposit is fast, safe, and convenient. You can request a direct deposit refund on your tax return whether you e-file or file a paper return. Please be sure to fill in the routing and account numbers carefully and double-check the numbers for accuracy to avoid it being rejected by your bank.

  • On your 2015 paper tax return, enter your information on the following lines:
    • Form 540 - Lines 116 and 117
    • Form 540 2EZ - Lines 33 and 34
    • Form 540NR (Long) - Lines 126 and 127
    • Form 540NR (Short) - Lines 126 and 127
  • In e-file, follow the instructions in your software.
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