Which Form Should I File for 2004?
|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 filing jointly, head of household, qualifying widower||Any filing status||Any filing status||Single, married filing jointly, head of household, qualifying widower||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:
|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:
Note:You cannot use Form 540 2EZ if you (or your spouse, if married) can be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer, and your TOTAL income is less than or equal to $10,515 if single; $20,980 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $14,880 if head of household.
|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
|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||
||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||Tax computed using the tax table||All taxes:
||Taxes computed using only the tax table||All taxes
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