About California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Open Data

About FTB Open Data

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has launched its Open Data Portal initiative in order to increase public access to one of the State’s most valuable assets – non-confidential personal income tax, corporate tax, and other tax-related data. Its goals are to spark innovation, promote research and economic opportunities, engage public participation in government, increase transparency, and inform decision makers. "Open Data" describes data that are freely available, machine-readable, and formatted according to national technical standards to facilitate visibility and reuse of published data.

The portal offers access to standardized data that can be easily retrieved, combined, downloaded, sorted, searched, analyzed, redistributed and re-used by individuals, business, researchers, journalists, developers, and government to process, trend, and innovate.

About FTB

We administer the personal income and corporation tax programs for the State of California. The FTB collects billions of dollars annually. These funds are deposited into the State’s General Fund revenue. Each year, our department processes millions of personal income tax and business entity tax returns. We employ thousands of permanent, seasonal, and intermittent employees nationwide. Headquartered in Sacramento, our California office locations include Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Van Nuys, and West Covina. Our out-of-state office locations include Houston, Chicago, and Manhattan. We administer our tax programs in collaboration with California's two other tax agencies, Board of Equalization (BOE) and Employment Development Department (EDD). Nearly 100 million records containing income, asset, demographic and tax return information is exchanged.

Our mission is to provide the services and information to help taxpayers file accurate and timely tax returns and pay the proper amount owed. To accomplish this mission, we develop knowledgeable and engaged employees, administer and enforce the law with fairness and integrity, and responsibly manage the resources allocated to us.

For more information, see www.ftb.ca.gov.

Innovating Together

The FTB Open Data initiative encourages academia, entrepreneurs, civic coders, and developers to use FTB data to create applications, products and services to better the lives of Californians. We are eager to hear from you how we can improve the portal and answer your questions. Please send us an email at FTBopendata@ftb.ca.gov.