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File Income Tax

Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

The FTB offers CalFile for taxpayers to conveniently file income tax online. The FTB also provides a list of alternative e-file providers that you could use.

General Information: 800-852-5711

Frequently Asked Questions

Ask your tax professional to e-file for you. Thousands are authorized by the FTB to provide e-file services for their clients. You can also find an e-file provider in your area by using our locator service.

Do it yourself. You can e-file wherever you have Internet access. Here are the options available to you:

Signing your e-file return is easy. Depending on the software you use you may either sign your return using the traditional pen-on-paper method or you may sign electronically using a self-select PIN process. Your software will guide you through the necessary steps to sign your return.
Individual e-file allows you to file your return electronically using software. Nearly all taxpayers can e-file their personal income tax return, including those filing nonresident or part-year resident returns.

Related Links

Result thumbnail image Online Filing Options | e-file | California Franchise Tax Board

Free, Do it yourself e-file from FTB and software companies. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/efile/allsoftware.shtml

Result thumbnail image CalFile | California Franchise Tax Board

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/CalFile/

Automatic Extension to File (Individuals) | California Franchise Tax ...

If you cannot file your personal income tax return by the April 18 deadline, but will have a refund or no balance due, you automatically get a 6-month extension to ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/automatic_extension.shtml

I did not live in California. Do I have to file a return? | California ...

You are required to file a Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return ( Long or Short Form 540NR) with California if you have income from California ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/ivr/210.shtml

Do I need to file? | California Franchise Tax Board

Your gross income or adjusted gross income (AGI) was more than the ... You must file a California income tax return. ... Use search term: 540NR Tax Booklet. https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/fileRtn/

Which Form Should I File? | California Franchise Tax Board

Help find which form to file. ... Your payments are only California income tax withheld shown on Form(s) W-2 and 1099-R. Your exemptions are: Personal ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/Which_Form_Should_I_File.shtml

Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents | California Franchise Tax ...

Nonresidents and part-year residents of California will need to file either 540NR ... Period as a California resident - California taxes income and deductions ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/fileRtn/Nonresidents-Part-Year-Residents.shtml

2015, 540 Booklet -- Personal Income Tax Booklet

Apr 18, 2016 ... Form 540, California Resident Income Tax Return . . . . . . . . . . 27 .... that you would have used to file a federal income tax return . If you filed a ... https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2015/15_540bk.pdf