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How to file a California Tax Amendment

"The Golden State"

When Should I Prepare and File My California Tax Amendment?

You should file a California amendment form within a period of 4 years since the original income tax filing, or within a year of overpayment of income tax (whichever happens later).

How Do I Correct My Accepted California Tax Return or File an Amended Tax Return in the State of California?

In order to correct your accepted California state return. then he or she should fill out a tax amendment form. You have two options to amend your return:

  1. Download and fill out Form 540X yourself (if you're a nonresident or part-year resident, complete long Form 540NR or short Form 540NR as well). When you're done, print out your amended return and mail it to: Franchise Tax Board, PO Box 942867, Sacramento CA 94267-0001 (if payment included) or Franchise Tax Board, PO Box 942840, Sacramento CA 94240-0001 (no payment included) OR
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California State Tax Amendment Forms (Download, Print Out, Fill Out, and Mail)

Residents of the state of California should fill out form 540X for the corresponding tax year. Nonresidents and part-year residents should fill out both Form 540X and Form 540NR(either long or short version).

The state of California defines a resident as someone whose place of residency is in California, or someone who is domiciled in California, having the intention of making California one's permanent home and place of primary establishment. In the process of determining the state of residency various ties to the state are considered, including but not limited to things like location of primary residence, the state in which the taxpayer's vehicles are registered in, the state where the taxpayer is registered to vote, the state that issues and maintains a taxpayer's professional licenses, location of taxpayer's medical providers or banks, and point of origin of a taxpayer's financial transactions.

A non-resident as a person whose residence is not in California. A part-year resident is defined as someone who is a resident of California for part of the year and a non-resident of California for another part of the year.

Category: Taxes

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