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California e-fileFiduciary e-file Program General Information

Fiduciaries are able to e-file FTB Form 541, California Fiduciary Income Tax Return, for tax years 2016 - 2018.

The forms listed below are the main forms to our California Fiduciary e-file program:

  • 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 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 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • We accept e-signatures for fiduciary returns. For more information, see e-Signature Options for Fiduciary e-file.
  • Since January 2017, fiduciaries have the ability to submit a Stand-Alone Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) request for extension and estimate payments using tax preparation software. These payment requests will be accepted as “stand-alone”, and can be submitted separately from the e-filed return. The return can be filed at a later date.


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Last Updated: 12.19.2018


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