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State of California Franchise Tax Board

California e-fileFiduciary e-file Program General Information

As of January 2, 2014, Fiduciaries are able to e-file FTB Form 541, California Fiduciary Income Tax Return, for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013.

Adding fiduciaries to our California e-file program will make it possible to e-file the following forms listed below, as well as most other accompanying forms and schedules:

  • Form 541 - California Fiduciary Income Tax Return
  • Schedule D (541) - Capital Gain of Loss
  • Schedule J (541) - Trust Allocation of an Accumulation Distribution
  • Schedule K-1 (541) - Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits
  • Schedule P (541) - Alternative Minimum Tax and Credit Limitations - Fiduciaries

A complete list of the acceptable forms and schedules can be found in our Acceptable Forms for Fiduciary e-file.

Important Fiduciary e-file information

  • Check with your software provider to see if they support Fiduciary e-file
  • Fiduciaries are not included in the individual e-file mandate at this time. We will reevaluate the fiduciary e-file program at the end of 2016 for potential inclusion in the mandate beginning in January 2018.
  • We accept all corresponding IRS forms and schedules. Check with your software provider for a specific list of forms and schedules they support.
  • The Fiduciary e-file system is available year-round. We allow fiduciary taxpayers to e-file returns for taxable years 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • We accept e-signatures for fiduciary returns. For more information, see e-Signature Options for Fiduciary e-file.


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