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:
- Transmit the return.
- Get the return acknowledgement.
- Resolve business rule errors on rejected returns.