California Tax Forms
If you live in the state of California or earn income in the state, it’s likely you will have to pay California income tax. And with that, comes completing and filing California tax forms.
Read on to learn more about common California income tax forms, including CA 540.
Where Do I Find California Tax Forms?
If you are trying to locate, download, or print California tax forms, you can do so on the state of California Franchise Tax Board website, found at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/.
Commonly used California income tax forms are also available at Franchise Tax Board offices, most public libraries, post offices, and other county offices.
Common California Income Tax Forms & Instructions
The most common California income tax form is the CA 540. This form is used by California residents who file an individual income tax return. This form should be completed after filing your federal taxes, using Form 1040.
Here are links to common California tax forms, along with instructions:
540 California Resident Income Tax Return
540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return
540 ES Estimated Tax for Individuals
Help With California Tax Laws
It’s important to avoid state tax issues and potential financial liability for failing to pay taxes. If you need help navigating your state tax obligations, get help! Use Tax Pro Go, virtual tax prep offered by H&R Block. With this service, we’ll match you with a tax pro with California tax expertise. Then, you will upload your tax documents, and our tax pros will do the rest!
We can even help not only with California state tax law, but also the federal deduction for paying state taxes, including the SALT deduction.
Keeping these California tax considerations in mind, we can make sure you are supported when it comes to state taxes.
Virtual tax preparations let you complete your taxes online from the comfort of your home. Find out how easy remote tax preparations can be at H&R Block.
If you are paying child support for your children, but they don't live with you, can you claim them as dependents? Get Tax Answers from H&R Block.
Discover the income limits for education tax credits from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Wondering where your Illinois refund is? Learn more about IL tax refunds and supplemental Illinois tax information in this post from H&R Block.