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Orange arrow How to resolve California Pin Error? Prior year AGI does not match FTB

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  You know it is CA Pin Error if the message says as followed: Prior Year AGI [PriorYearAGI] in the Primaryor Spouse/RDP Signature [SpouseRDPSignature] element does not match FTB’s records, therefore you cannot sign your return electronically. You can still e-file by signing Form 8453-OL. Sol...
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Orange arrow How do I file an extension for California?

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  Personal We give you an automatic 6-month extension to file your return. You must file by the deadline to avoid a late filing penalty. The deadline is October 15, 2020. An extension to file your tax return is not an extension to pay. Pay the amount you owe by April 15 to avoid penalties and inte...
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Orange arrow Excess California SDI (or VPDI) Withheld

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  You may claim a credit for excess State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Voluntary Plan Disability Insurance (VPDI) if you meet all of the following conditions: You had two or more California employers during the tax year. You received more than the taxable limit in gross wages from California sour...
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Orange arrow How do I file an amended return for California?

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  If you need to amend your California resident income tax return, complete an amended Form 540 and check the box at the top of Form 540 indicating AMENDED return. Attach Schedule X, California Explanation of Amended Return Changes, to the amended Form 540. For specific instructions, see “Instr...
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Orange arrow What is a CSN and how do I get one?

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  Customer Service Number (CSN) The Customer Service Number application is no longer available. We now include ReadyReturn's best features in our other free online filing application, CalFile. Now that CalFile offers ReadyReturn features and more, we no longer offer ReadyReturn, and a CSN is no lon...
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Orange arrow California Use Tax

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  Use Tax You are required to enter a number on this line. If the amount due is zero, you must check the applicable box to indicate that you either owe no use tax, or you paid your use tax obligation directly to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. You may owe use tax if you mak...
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Orange arrow California Tax Due Payment Options

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  Payment Options • Electronic Funds Withdrawal – Instead of paying by check or money order, use this convenient option if you e-file. Simply provide your bank information, amount you want to pay, and the date you want the balance due to be withdrawn from your account. Your tax preparati...
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Orange arrow California Direct Deposit of Refund

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  Direct Deposit of RefundDirect deposit is fast, safe, and convenient. To have your refund directly deposited into your bank account, fill in the account information on Form 540/540A, line 116 and line 117. Fill in the routing and account numbers and indicate the account type. Verify routing and acc...
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Orange arrow How can I get help completing my California taxes?

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  How can I get help? Throughout California, more than 1,200 sites provide trained volunteers offering free help during the tax filing season to persons who need to file simple federal and state income tax returns. Many military bases also provide this service for members of the U.S. Armed Forces...
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Orange arrow How do I check on the status of my California refund?

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  To check on the status of your return, you can go to the California website: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/refund/index.asp...
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Orange arrow Am I required to file a California return?

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  If you are a California Resident and your gross income or adjusted gross income (AGI) was more than the amount defined by law, you must file a California Income tax return. If you are a Nonresident and you have both California source income, and income from all other sources that is more than the ...
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Orange arrow Who are residents and nonresidents of California?

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  A resident is any individual who is: In California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose; or Domiciled in California, but outside California for a temporary or transitory purpose. A nonresident is any individual who is not a resident. A part-year resident is any individual who is...
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Orange arrow Can I file as Married for California if I am an RDP?

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  Registered domestic partners (RDPs) who file single for federal must file married/RDP filing jointly or married/RDP filing separately for California. If you are an RDP and file head of household for federal purposes, you may file head of household for California purposes only if you meet the requir...
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Orange arrow Can an RDP who filed a joint return apply for relief under the California's innocent spouse provisions?

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  https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/personal/filing-situations/tax-debt-relief-for-spouse.html Innocent joint filer When you file a California joint tax return, both taxpayers are responsible for paying any taxes, penalties, and interest. In some cases, a spouse or registered domestic partner (RDP) m...
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Orange arrow Can an RDP use Head Of Household filing status on a California tax return?

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  Registered domestic partners (RDPs) who file single for federal must file married/RDP filing jointly or married/RDP filing separately for California. If you are an RDP and file head of household for federal purposes, you may file head of household for California purposes only if you meet the requir...
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