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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Incorporating e-file Into Your Office

Filing the Return

As we mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, the main difference between paper returns and e-file is that you now become the submitter of the return. Once you prepare the return and both you and your client sign the California e-file Return Authorization (form FTB 8453 series), the California e-file Signature Authorization (form FTB 8879 series), or use the Self-Select PIN Method (individual only), you need to complete three more steps:

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