e-Signature options for e-file
We accept electronic signatures for Individual e-filed returns and stand-alone electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) payment requests.
Signature responsibilities chart
This chart explains the taxpayer's and electronic return originator’s (ERO) responsibilities when using each of the signature options.
|Options||Taxpayer must:||ERO must:||Notes|
|Practitioner PIN||Review and sign California e-file Signature Authorization for Individuals (FTB 8879) or California Electronic Funds Withdrawal Payment Signature Authorization for Individuals and Fiduciaries (FTB 8879 (PMT))||
||Shared secret (prior year California AGI) is generally not required|
||No paper forms required|
|FTB 8453||Review, sign, and retain California e-file Return Authorization for Individuals (FTB 8453) or California Payment for Automatic Extension and Estimate Payment Authorization for Individuals (FTB 8453 (PMT))||Review, sign, and retain FTB 8453 or FTB 8453 (PMT)||No shared secret, FTB 8879, or FTB 8879 (PMT) required|