California State Tax Filing

California Tax Preparation Includes:

  • Secure online tax preparation
  • File federal and state taxes
  • 100% accuracy guarantee
  • 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.


Federal Tax Return FREE
E-file FREE
Printable Tax Return FREE
Tax Extension FREE
Completed Return Backup FREE
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 2018 Tax Updates

California doesn't conform to many aspects of the tax changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Many of the itemized deductions that are now limited or eliminated on the federal return are still allowed on a California return. This includes personal casualty losses and unreimbursed employee expenses.

The limits for the Earned Income Credit for California have also been adjusted. You may qualify if you have no children and a federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $16,751, or if you have 1 or more children with an AGI of less than $24,951. Other qualifications apply. The income tax rates have also been adjusted for inflation.

Three new voluntary contribution funds have been added: Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, National Alliance on Mental Illness California Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, and Schools Not Prisons Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund.

Supported California Forms

  • Form 540
  • Form 540NR
  • Schedule X (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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