CALIFORNIA Tax Forms and Instructions
Below are the relevant links for CA State Tax information.
California State Mandate Acceptance in the California e-file program is automatic with acceptance in the federal e-file program. Preparers must e-file all of their clients? California individual income tax returns if they prepared more than 100 California individual income tax returns in any calendar year beginning on or after January 1, 2003 and prepare one or more current year returns using tax preparation software. California imposes a $50 penalty on income tax preparers who fail to electronically file returns.



CALIFORNIA Tax Forms and Instructions Information
  • California Individual Income Tax Forms
    A Complete List of Current and Previous Year Individual Income Tax Forms

  • California Individual Income Tax Instructions
    Overview of Individual Income Tax Information. Contains Links and References

  • California Refund Status
    Check the Status of Your Current Year's Refund Online

  • California Contact Information
    Interactive Voice Response (IVR)/Automated Telephone Service From within the United States, call . . (800) 338-0505 From outside the United States, call (not toll-free) . . (916) 845-6600 General Toll-Free Telephone Service (Taxpayer Services Center) Telephone assistance is available year-round from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. We may modify these hours without notice to meet operational needs . From within the United States, call . . (800) 852-5711 From outside the United States, call (not toll-free) . . (916) 845-6500 Tax Practitioner Services Hotline (not toll-free) - (916) 845-7057 Hotline (Fax) - (916) 845-6377 Personal Income Tax Collection (Fax) - (916) 845-0494 Business Entity Tax Collections (Fax) - (916) 845-0145 e-file - (916) 845-0353

Online Credit Card Payments
  • Offical Payments
    Or call 1-800-2PAY-TAX (Offical payments charges a nominal fee for this service)(Use Jurisdiction Code 2000 for Individual and Jurisdiction Code 2006 for Business Taxes)
Mailing Addresses
  • Return Mailing Address:
    Franchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942840
    Sacramento, CA 94240-0009

  • Return Mailing Address without Refund:
    Franchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942867
    Sacramento, CA 94267-0009

  • Estimates Mailing Address:
    Franchise Tax Board
    P.O. Box 942867
    Sacramento, CA 94267-0008

  • Amended Return Mailing Address:
    Franchise Tax Board
    Po Box 942840, Sacramento, CA 94240-0001 (refund or no tax due)
    PO Box 942867, Sacramento, CA 94267-0001 (amount due)

  • Extension Mailing Address:
    If you cannot file your personal income tax return by the April 15 deadline, but will have a refund or no balance due, you automatically get a 6-month extension to file your tax return by October 15 for that tax year. If your return will show a balance due, you may make an extension payment by the April 15 deadline, that will cover your tax liability, to receive the filing extension and avoid late payment penalties and interest. Important: An extension to file is not an extension to pay. You must pay your taxes by April 15 of every year.

    Franchise Tax Board
    PO Box 942867
    Sacramento, CA 94267-0008

  • Electronic Filing:
    The California e-file program: ? Is an independent program. ? Allows electronic filing of part-year and nonresident returns. Exclusions from electronic filing. California does not accept: ? Returns that include IRS Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or California Form FTB 3525, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or any other substitute wage and tax statement used to verify withholding. ? Fiscal year or amended returns. (Individual e-file exclusion only.) ? Returns with dollars and cents entries. ? Returns containing forms or schedules not listed in FTB Pub. 1346X, Section 1.5, Acceptable Forms and Occurrences for Individual and Fiduciary e-File. ? Returns with an SSN of 123-45-6789, 987-65-4321, 999-99-9999, or 000-00-0000.
Federal Tax Information