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
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