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State of California Franchise Tax Board

CalFile

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board.

Before you begin

  • You will need:
    • Your completed federal tax return.
    • Tax documents, for example: W-2, 1099, child and dependent care credit information.
    • Bank account information if you choose to use direct deposit or make an electronic payment.
    • A compatible browser and operating system, Adobe Reader, and a printer.

Current year 2014 tax return

Make sure you meet the 2014 qualifications.

Previous year tax return

Check if you qualify to file:

Everyone must have an account

Creating an account only takes a moment. We recommend the CalFile Deluxe account. It gives you access to all of CalFile's features plus all of FTB's other online services. If you already have a user name and password, you are ready to log in.

Create a Free CalFile Account

Basic

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


Create Account

Deluxe

I have information from a California tax return filed in the last five years.



Create Account

Professional

I have a PTIN, CTEC, EFIN, or California CPA number.



Create Account

Returning

I already have an account




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