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State of California Franchise Tax Board

New Employment Credit—Annual Certification of Employment—Instructions

Throughout the reservation system there are help buttons - Image of help icon. Select the button to get additional information.

When you request a certification, you will first enter information about the employer. After you enter all required information, you will receive a confirmation screen with a confirmation number. Print that confirmation and retain it for your records.

Next, you will enter information about your qualified employee. You will receive a confirmation screen for each employee that you should also print and retain for your records. Do not send either of the confirmations to FTB.

Important: If you exit the system prior to getting a confirmation, you will have to re-enter any previously entered information. You cannot save a partially completed reservation to complete later.

You can request a certification for any number of qualified employees at one time. However, once you exit the reservation system, you will need to re-enter the employer information before you can request a certification for another employee. FTB will only accept certifications submitted through this system.

Use the navigation buttons in the system to go back to change information. Once you have received a confirmation for either the employer or the employee, you cannot change the information. If you later realize that incorrect information was entered, you can request another certification for that employee as long as you are within the 15th day of the 3rd month of your taxable year.

If you have questions on the New Employment Credit, see our FAQs. You can email us at or call 916.845.3464 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except state holidays.

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