California Form 540A
California Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Intermediate)
The 540A California state tax form must be filed by all California residents who are:
- Filing single or head of household and make more than $14,754 gross or $11,803 adjusted gross income.
- Married or RDP filing jointing and make more than $29,508 gross or $23,607 adjusted gross income.
- Widow/Widower status and make more than $18,054 gross or $15,103 adjusted gross income.
In addition, you cannot be a claimed dependent on another form. The 540A is a shorter form than the standard 540 tax form, but it includes deductions, credits, and exemptions not found on the ultra-short 540EZ.