California State Tax Filing

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  • File federal and state taxes
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  • E-file and direct deposit included

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California Tax Filing

State Services

State e-file included - Save a trip to the post office and e-file both federal and state returns. When your tax returns are accepted you will receive an email. State availability

Quick import from federal return - This feature will transfer the information from your federal return to your state return, saving you time and helping you avoid errors.

File part-year and non-resident tax returns - If you lived or worked in multiple states you can file a tax return for each state. The cost is $12.95 per state.


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State Tax Return $12.95
Part-Year/Nonresident Returns $12.95
Prior-Year State Tax Return $12.95
Deluxe Edition $6.99

Supported Federal Tax Situations

Our tax software is easy enough for first-time users and is powerful enough for advanced tax situations. Your federal tax return is always free even if you have a complex return. The following situations are supported on your federal return for free.

  • Selling, Buying, or Owning a Home
  • Education, College, and Teacher Credits
  • Birth of a Child
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Earned Income Tax Credits (EIC)
  • Capital Gains
  • Office & Business Expenses
  • Rental Income
  • Investment Income or Losses
  • Traditional & Roth IRAs
  • Retirement and Pensions
  • Military Income
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Gambling Income
  • Farm Income
  • and more...

California 2016 Tax Updates

The California Franchise Tax Board made very few changes for the 2016 tax year. California continues to offer several of the same credits as they have in years past, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, and the Renter's Credit.

A new California Motion Picture and Television Production Credit is now available, in addition to the original credit. The new credit is certified by the California Film Commission (CFC) for qualified expenses related to the production of motion pictures or television series within California.

You can also now claim a subtraction for income earned on a Native American reservation in which you live using Form 3504. This form will need to be signed by someone in authority within the tribal government to claim this subtraction.

Supported California Forms

  • Form 540
  • Form 540NR
  • Form 540X (amended)
  • Form 540-ES
  • Schedule W-2
  • Schedule CA
  • Schedule CA (NR)
  • Schedule D-1
  • Schedule P
  • Schedule P (NR)
  • Schedule S
  • Form 3506
  • Form 3514
  • Form 3532
  • Form 3582
  • Form 3596
  • Form 3803
  • Form 3805P
  • Form 3805V
  • Form 3885A
  • Form 8453-OL
  • Form 8453
  • Form 8454
  • Form 8455
  • Form 8879

File Federal and State Taxes

We make filing your state return easy. After preparing your federal return your information is carried forward to your California return. In a matter of minutes both federal and state tax returns are ready to be e-filed. If you prefer, you can print and mail your return.

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