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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Incorporating e-file Into Your Office

Transmitting Returns

Transmitting e-file returns is a fairly easy process. The FTB receives e-file returns in a variety of ways; however, FTB receives most of the returns filed by tax preparers indirectly.

Indirect transmission is when a preparer transmits returns to a software company. The company, in turn, transmits the information to FTB.

Check with your software company to see which transmission methods they offer. Click here to learn more about other transmission methods.

Important items to think about prior to transmitting:


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