Which Form Should I File for 2012?
|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 $12,791 if single; $25,532 if married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $18,132 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. 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|
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