Incorporating Individual e-file Into Your Office

Filing the Return

As we mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, the main difference between paper returns and e-file is that you now become the submitter of the return. Once you prepare the return and both you and your client sign the California e-file Return Authorization (form FTB 8453), the California e-file Signature Authorization (form FTB 8879), or use the Self-Select PIN Method, you need to complete three more steps: