Do you need to file?

Generally, you must file an income tax return if you’re a resident, part-year resident, or nonresident and:

  • Are required to file a federal return
  • Receive income from a source in California
  • Have income above a certain amount


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Should you file?

If you do not owe taxes or have to file, you may be able to get a refund.