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File your 2015-2017 state tax returns directly with us for free.

You must have a MyFTB account to use CalFile. You can create a Basic or Deluxe account.

File Today

with a Basic Account
  • You don't need a PIN.
  • You can only use CalFile.
  • Upgrade to a Deluxe Account anytime.

Tax Professionals should create a Deluxe MyFTB Account.

Quick

Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Easy

Simple step-by-step process, save and come back anytime.

Fast Refund

Fastest refund possible using direct deposit.

Safe & Secure

File directly with us on our secure servers, instant confirmation assures your return was received.

Free

A completely free service provided by us.

"Very, very easy to use. Have used CalFile for years with a fast refund every time."

- CalFile User -

"It's an awesome site. I appreciate the opportunity to file my own securely. Especially during today's time with identify theft, to know my private information is going straight to FTB is a great relief."

- CalFile User -

"Wonderful program because it is easy and imports a lot of information, so it reduces extra typing and errors."

- CalFile User -

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