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 A SWIFT conversion for information reporters

Information Reporters that submit more than 250 Information Returns electronically and filed their 2007 returns using our e-Information Return program, will be converted January 1, 2009, to our Secure Web Internet Filing Transfer (SWIFT) to submit files. They were notified of the conversion process in September 2008.

Information reporters that did not file using our e-Information Return program and want to sign up for SWIFT, can e-mail us at IRPhelp@ftb.ca.gov or call us at 916.845.6304.

The benefits of using SWIFT are:

  • Proof of receipt – We provide acknowledgement that we received your file.
  • Safety – We use the latest technology to ensure the security and privacy of all taxpayer data.

You can find more information about SWIFT on our website ftb.ca.gov (search for SWIFT).
Note: To conform to IRS file submission policy, tax year 2008 is the last year we will accept tape cartridges, diskettes, and compact discs (CDs) for the filing of information returns. For 2009, electronic filing will be the only acceptable method to file information returns with us.