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Earlier this year we introduced our new Subscription Services email service, which allows you to receive important tax information by email. Using this service you may subscribe, or unsubscribe to our Tax News or e-file News mailing lists. Once subscribed, you will automatically receive emails whenever we post information to either list.

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Business e-file expands in 2007 filing season

Remember - for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2006, businesses will also be able to e-file the return types below, in addition to the Form 100 California Corporation Franchise or Income Tax Return:

  • Form 565 Partnerships.
  • Form 568 Limited Liability Companies.
  • Form 100S S-Corporation.

Check with your software providers to see if they support Business e-file.

Secure Web Internet File Transfer System (SWIFT)

SWIFT is a new secure file transfer system transmitters can use for transferring and retrieving confidential information via the Internet.

With SWIFT, transmitters can transfer personal and business e-file returns to us, and retrieve their e-file acknowledgment files. SWIFT supports large-file transfer, and is a quick, secure, and efficient method to meet the needs of the next generation of e file. If you transmit returns to your software company, and they transmit them to FTB, you will probably not notice anything different because SWIFT does not affect how you interact with your software provider/transmitter. However, if your software currently allows you to transmit returns directly to Franchise Tax Board, you should contact your software provider/transmitter to ask if they plan to offer SWIFT as an option, and what may be required of you.

To subscribe or get more information go to www.ftb.ca.gov and search for Subscription Services, Business e-file, or SWIFT.