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State of California Franchise Tax Board

CalFile

Use CalFile to e-file your 2015, 2014, or 2013 California state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board.

Important: If you registered for a MyFTB account to access CalFile prior to 2016, you must re-register.

Before you begin

You need your:

  • Completed federal tax return.
  • Tax documents: Forms W-2 and 1099.
  • Child and dependent care credit information.
  • Bank account information for direct deposit of a refund or to pay electronically.
  • A compatible browser and operating system, Adobe Reader, and a printer.

Make sure you qualify

Create a MyFTB account to access CalFile

You can choose to register for two types of accounts:

  • Basic MyFTB account to access CalFile only.
    • Once you log in, you can choose to upgrade to a Deluxe MyFTB account.
  • Deluxe MyFTB account to access:

Important: To register for a Deluxe MyFTB account, we must have your current address on file and you must provide information from a filed California tax return for one of the last five tax years. After you register, we mail you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in 3 to 5 days that you use to activate your account. Allow 10 days to receive your PIN. More information on what you need to create a Deluxe MyFTB account.

Basic

I have never filed or don't have information from a California tax return filed for one of the last five tax years.

Create Account

Deluxe

I have information from a California tax return filed for one of the last five tax years.


Create Account

Tax Preparer

I have a PTIN, CTEC, EFIN, or California CPA number. We recommend you register with your PTIN.

Create Account

Returning

I have a MyFTB account.




Log in

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