Form 540NR Short Eliminated for 2019 Taxable Year October 2019 Tax News
Effective with the 2019 taxable year, we eliminated Form 540NR Short, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return because:
- Less than 3% of all nonresident or part-year taxpayers file Form 540NR Short and usage of this form continues to decline each year
- Very few tax preparation software developers support the use of Form 540NR Short
- Taxpayers that manually prepare their tax returns represent 2% of the Form 540NR Short population
Form 540NR Long is now renamed to Form 540NR, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return. Taxpayers who previously filed Form 540NR Short will need to use Form 540NR to file their 2019 tax returns.