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File Your Income Taxes

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.

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