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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Register for MyFTB

Register in 3 Steps

1. Create Your Account

Individuals and businesses need a recent California tax return.

Tax preparers need a state or federal ID number. Wait 10 business days if you have a new or recently renewed PTIN.

2. Wait for Your PIN

You should receive your PIN by U.S. mail within 10 business days.

For your protection, we won’t provide your PIN by email, FAX, or phone.

3. Log In

Log in with your PIN within 21 days from the date you registered to activate your account.

Can’t wait for your PIN? File or Pay without registering.

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