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State of California Franchise Tax Board


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File your 2015 (current year) or 2014 and 2013 (previous years) state tax return directly to FTB for free.

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board. Get real-time confirmation and the fastest refund possible. And best of all, it's free.

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Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.


Simple step-by-step process.

Fast Refund

Fastest refund possible using direct deposit.

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File directly with FTB on our secure servers.


A completely free service provided by FTB.

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