Which Form Should I File for 2011?
|Form 540 2EZ||Form 540A||Form 540||Short Form 540NR||Long Form 540NR|
|Residency||California resident the entire year||California resident the entire year||California resident the entire year||Not a California resident the entire year||Not a California resident the entire year|
|Filing Status||Single, married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, qualifying widow(er)||Any filing status||Any filing status||Single, married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, qualifying widow(er)||Any filing status|
|Dependents||0 - 3 allowed||All dependents you are entitled to claim||All dependents you are entitled to claim||0 - 5 allowed||All dependents you are entitled to claim|
|Amount of Income||Total income of:
Note:You cannot use Form 540 2EZ if you (or your spouse/RDP, if married) can be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer, and your TOTAL income is less than or equal to $12,519 if single; $25,088 if married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $17,788 if head of household.
|Any amount of income||Any amount of income||Total income of $100,000 or less||Any amount of income|
|Sources of Income||Only income from:
||Only income from:
||All sources of income||Only income from:
||All sources of income|
|Adjustments to Income||No adjustments to income||Allowed if the amount is the same as your federal adjustments to income
Note: If you claimed educator expenses or the tuition and fees deduction, do not file Form 540A. Instead, file Form 540.
|All adjustments to income||
||All adjustments to income|
|Itemized Deductions||No itemized deductions||Allowed if the amount is the same as your federal itemized deductions (except for state, local, and foreign taxes paid)||All itemized deductions||No itemized deductions||All itemized deductions|
|Payments||Only withholding shown on Form(s) W-2 and 1099R||
||Only withholding shown on Form(s) W-2 and 1099s showing California tax withheld||
||All tax credits||
||All tax credits|
|Other Taxes||Only tax computed using the 540 2EZ Table||
||All taxes||Taxes computed using only the tax table||All taxes|