Tax News
Form 540A Elimination

Effective 2013 taxable year, we eliminated Form 540A, California Resident Income Tax Return. We eliminated the form because:

  • Less than two percent of taxpayers file Form 540A and usage of this form continues to decrease each year.
  • In 2004, tax preparation software stopped generating Form 540A.
  • Form 540A was available only in paper format either in the tax booklet or printed from our website.

Taxpayers who previously filed Form 540A will need to use Form 540 2EZ or Form 540 to file their 2013 tax returns. We will provide an education and outreach program to taxpayers and tax professionals.

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