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File your 2013 (current year) or 2012 (previous year) state tax return directly to FTB
for free.

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board. Get real-time confirmation and the fastest refund possible. And best of all, it's free.

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Takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.


Simple step-by-step process.

Fast Refund

Fastest refund possible using direct deposit.

Safe & Secure

File directly with FTB on our secure servers.


A completely free service provided by FTB.

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"Love, love, love it! So easy to do my taxes. Thanks, FTB"

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