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Registering for e-file just got easier

FTB no longer requires Electronic Return Originators (EROs) to submit a separate enrollment application for authorization to file Individual or Business Tax Returns electronically.

EROs approved in the IRS Electronic Filing (e-file) Program are now automatically enrolled in the California e-file Program. In addition, we will automatically receive any updates you make to your IRS account.

Requirements for e-file participation:

  • To be automatically enrolled in our e-file Program, you must be an accepted participant in the IRS e-file program. We receive confirmation from the IRS after they accept you into their program.
  • Use your IRS-assigned Electronic Filer Identification Number (EFIN) to e-file with FTB. If you transmit returns, use your IRS-assigned Electronic Transmitter Identification Number (ETIN) with FTB.
  • Comply with the guidelines in FTB Publication 1345, e-file Handbook for Authorized e-file Providers, and FTB Publication 1345B, Business e-file Handbook for Authorized e-file Providers of California Business Returns.

Once you receive your IRS EFIN, you can verify your California enrollment by contacting our e-Programs customer service staff at (916) 845-0353.