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Business Entity e-file Requirement

Effective January 1, 2015, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, California law requires business entities that prepare an original or amended return using tax preparation software to electronically file (e-file) their return to us.

This page contains all the information you need to comply.

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Business Entity e-file requirement information

Business Entity e-file waiver request

Any business entity required to file a tax return electronically under R&TC Section 18621.10 may annually request a waiver from their e-file requirement.

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Incorporating e-file into your office

We consulted a variety of tax professionals that successfully incorporated e-file into their business. We combined their advice, tips, and ideas into a helpful e-file tutorial.

e-file program information and resources

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Last Updated: 04.26.2018


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