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CalFile

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board.

Before you begin

  • You will need:
    • Your completed federal tax return.
    • Tax documents, for example: W-2, 1099, child and dependent care credit information.
    • Bank account information if you choose to use direct deposit or make an electronic payment.
    • A compatible browser and operating system, Adobe Reader, and a printer.

Current year 2013 tax return

Make sure you meet the 2013 qualifications.

Previous year tax return

If filing a previous year 2012 tax return, review the CalFile 2012 Qualifications to see if you qualify.

Everyone must have an account

Creating an account only takes a moment. We recommend the CalFile Deluxe account. It gives you access to all of CalFile's features plus all of FTB's other online services. If you already have a user name and password, you are ready to log in.

Create a Free Account

  • Individuals
  • Tax Professionals
CalFile Deluxe

with Data Import

 

You must have information from a California tax return filed in the last five years.

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CalFile Basic

 

You have never filed or don't have information from a California tax return filed in the last five years.

Create Account

I have a PTIN, CTEC, EFIN,
or California CPA number.

Create Account

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Returning User

I already have an account.

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