California Income Tax Payments and Mailing Addresses

After e-filing or filing your 2023 California Tax Return, you have several payment options available. Alternatively, you can make California income tax payments here before filing, such as with an extension. Additionally, you can make online estimated tax payments for the next tax year. If you e-file your taxes and make payments online, there is no need to mail any California forms, including tax returns, extensions, or estimated tax forms.

California State Tax Payment Options

Direct Online Payment via Bank Account
Create an account with California Web Pay to submit your payment directly to the state tax agency now. If you already have an account, log into your account.
Check the status of your direct payment
Check, Money Order, or Casher's Check
You can either submit your payment via mail or pay in person at a CA tax agency field office. Mail the payment to the CA mailing address with payment below. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with California Web Pay to submit your estimated payment, or if you already have an account, sign into your account. 2) Submit your estimated tax payment via the Official Payments site. 3) Complete estimated payment voucher Form 540-ES. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 540-ES mailing address.
Online IRS Tax Payment Options
You can use many of these online federal tax payment options before or after you e-File your Income Taxes. In addition, you can pay tax extension and tax estimated payments. For estimated payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extensions you can eFile on for free.


California Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Mailing Addresses for California Income Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
CA Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund or Don't Owe Taxes on your Tax Return
Franchise Tax Board
PO Box 942840
Sacramento, CA 94240-0001
CA Tax Return, Extension, or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail any payments. See above.
Franchise Tax Board
PO Box 942867
Sacramento, CA 94267-0001
CA Tax Estimated Payments: include Form 540-ES
Franchise Tax Board
PO Box 942867
Sacramento CA 94267-0008


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