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 return only $12.95

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.

Pricing

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

The California Franchise Tax Board made several changes for the 2017 tax year. Most of the same credits continue to be offered, including the Earned Income Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, and the Renter's Credit, though the thresholds for each have been adjusted for inflation. The Donated Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Credit (Form 3811) has been replaced with the New Donated Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Credit (Form 3814).

The most significant change is the new Schedule X, which replaces Form 540X for filing amended returns. Amended returns will now be prepared on Form 540 or Form 540NR with Schedule X to show the difference of refund or tax owed between the original and amended return.

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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