California (CA) State Income Tax Return Forms, Free EFiling and Government Information

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California State Tax Filing Information  

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eSmart Tax makes it easy to file your California state tax return. The eSmart Tax system easily transfers all the necessary information that you entered from your federal income tax return to the correct California state tax return forms so you can file fast. Our easy-to-use interview process will assist you with completing the additional forms required by the California department of Revenue for your CA state taxes. You can prepare and efile your full-year resident California state tax return and your federal tax return at the same time!

The regular due date for filing your California state taxes is April 15.

On this page you will find information about California state tax forms, state tax filing instructions, and government information.

 
eSmart Tax supports the following California Tax Forms (Click here to download California tax forms)
Supported   California Form 540
California Resident Income Tax Return  
Supported   California 540 Schedule CA
California Adjustments - Residents  
Supported   California 540 Schedule P
Alternative Minimum Tax and Credit Limitations  
Supported   California 593
Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement  
Supported   California Form 3506
Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit  
Supported   California Form 3582
Voucher for e-file returns  
Supported   California Form 3805P
Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts  
Supported   California 8453 - OL
Declaration for Electronic Filings
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Liberty eSpecial  
State CA Website and Contacts  
State Website   http://www.ftb.ca.gov/  
Taxpayer Assistance:   (800) 852-5711
TTY/TDD:   (800) 822-6268
Refund Status:   (800) 822-5711
Refund Status (Automated Response):   (800) 338-0505
Check Refund
Status Online:
 
https://webapp.ftb.ca.gov
/Refund/Login.aspx?Lang=en-us
 
 
Special Processing  
Type:   Availability:  
State-only tax return: Supported
Decedent Return: Supported
Return with foreign address: Supported
PIN  
Availability:   Type:   Notes:  
Supported Self-select 5-digit PIN; Requires prior year AGI information on the original state tax return
State CA Overpayment Option  
You have the following options:
  1. Apply your refund amount to next year's tax payment.
  2. Contribute your refund amount to charity.
  3. Receive your refund by check through mail.
  4. Receive your refund by direct deposit to your bank account.
 
Signature Form  
Form Name:   Instructions:  
FTB 8453-OL Do not mail in FTB 8453-OL. Keep it for your own record.
Exclusion for e-file  
Form Name:   Instructions:  
AZ-140A eSmart Tax does not support this form.
State CA Amount Owe Payment Option  
You have the following options to pay your tax:
  1. Web Pay:

    Web Pay is an online application you can use to make an electronic withdrawal from your bank account to pay your personal income taxes. You can schedule a payment up to one year in advance. You can use Web Pay at: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/webpay/index.asp  
  1. Credit Card:

    It's easy and convenient to pay your personal income tax bill by credit or debit card. You can pay online or by phone:
  1. Western Union

    Make an online payment, or locate the nearest Western Union office.
    For information, visit www.WesternUnion.comor call Western Union at 800.238.5772.
    Information needed to process your payment.
    Provide Western Union with this information:
    1. Pay to: CA Franchise Tax Board
    2. City Code: Franchise Tax Board, CA
    3. Province/State: California
    4. Your information:
      • Name
      • Address
      • The tax year(s) you are paying
      • Your social security number
      • Telephone number with area code

         
       
     
  2. Mail in a check.
    You need to attach Payment Voucher (Form 3582)
    1. Make your check or money order payable to the Franchise Tax Board.
    2. Write your Social Security Number and tax year on your check or money order.
    3. Mail your payment to:

      Franchise Tax Board
      PO Box 942867
      Sacramento CA 94267-0001

       
     
  3. Installment Payments: To make payment arrangements, please contact 800.689.4776, Complete form FTB 3567and mail it to the address shown on PAGE 1, or apply online at http://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/eIA/Apply_Online.asp.