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California Free Printable 2020 Form 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return for 2022 California California Resident Income Tax Return

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California Resident Income Tax Return
2020 Form 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return

TAXABLE YEAR 2020 FORM 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return Check here if this is an AMENDED return. Your first name Initial Last name Suffix Your SSN or ITIN A If joint tax return, spouse’s/RDP’s first name Initial Last name Suffix Spouse’s/RDP’s SSN or ITIN R Additional information (see instructions) Street address (number and street) or PO box Apt. no/ste. no. City (If you have a foreign address, see instructions) State Foreign country name Date of Birth Prior Name Foreign postal code Spouse’s/RDP’s DOB (mm/dd/yyyy) • • ZIP code Foreign province/state/county Your DOB (mm/dd/yyyy) PMB/private mailbox • Your prior name (see instructions) • Spouse’s/RDP’s prior name (see instructions) Filing Status Principal Residence Enter your county at time of filing (see instructions) If your address above is the same as your principal/physical residence address at the time of filing, check this box . . . If not, enter below your principal/physical residence address at the time of filing. Street address (number and street) (If foreign address, see instructions.) Apt. no./ste.no. City State ZIP code If your California filing status is different from your federal filing status, check the box here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check the box for your filing status. Check only one. See instructions. 5 1 Single 2 Married/RDP filing jointly (even if only one spouse/RDP had income) 4 Head of household. STOP! See instructions. Qualifying widow(er). Enter year spouse/RDP died. See instructions. 6 If another person can claim you (or your spouse/RDP) as a dependent on his or her tax return, even if he or she chooses not to, you must see the instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 3111203 • 6 Form 540 2EZ 2020 Side 1 RP Exemptions Your name: Your SSN or ITIN: 7 Senior: If you (or your spouse/RDP) are 65 or older, enter 1; if both are 65 or older, enter 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 7 8 Dependents: (Do not include yourself or your spouse/RDP) Enter number of dependents here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 8 Dependent 1 Dependent 2 Dependent 3 First Name Last Name SSN (see instructions) • • • Dependent’s relationship to you Taxable Income and Credits Whole dollars only 9 Total wages (federal Form W-2, box 16). See instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 9 . 00 10 Total interest income (federal Form 1099-INT, box 1). See instructions. . . . . . . . • 10 . 00 11 Total dividend income (federal Form 1099-DIV, box 1a). See instructions. . . . . . • 11 . 00 12 Total pension income See instructions. Taxable amount. . . . . . . . 13 Total capital gains distributions from mutual funds (federal Form 1099-DIV, box 2a). See instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 12 . 00 • 13 . 00 16 Add line 9, line 10, line 11, line 12, and line 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the 2EZ Table for your filing status, enter the tax for the amount on line 16. Caution: If you checked the box on line 6, STOP. See instructions for completing the Dependent Tax Worksheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Senior exemption: See instructions. If you are 65 or older and entered 1 in the box on line 7, enter $124. If you entered 2 in the box on line 7, enter $248. . . . . • 16 . 00 17 . 00 18 . 00 19 Nonrefundable renter’s credit. See instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 19 . 00 20 . 00 20 Credits. Add line 18 and line 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Tax. Subtract line 20 from line 17. If zero or less, enter -0-. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 21 . 00 22 Total tax withheld (federal Form W-2, box 17 or federal Form 1099-R, box 14). . • 22 . 00 23 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). See instructions for FTB 3514. . . . . . . . . . . . . • 23 . 00 24 Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). See instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 24 . 00 25 . 00 25 Total payments. Add line 22, line 23, and line 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use Tax ISR Penalty • 26 Use tax. Do not leave blank. See instructions. . . . . . 27 Individual Shared Responsibility (ISR) Penalty. See instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . If line 26 is zero, check if: • 26 No use tax is owed. Full-year health care coverage. Side 2 Form 540 2EZ 2020 333 3112203 . 00 You paid your use tax obligation directly to CDTFA. • 27 . 00 Overpaid Tax/Tax Due Your name: Your SSN or ITIN: 28 Payments balance. If line 25 is more than line 26, subtract line 26 from line 25 . 28 . 00 29 Use Tax balance. If line 26 is more than line 25, subtract line 25 from line 26. . 30 Payments after Individual Shared Responsibility Penalty. If line 28 is more than line 27, subtract line 27 from line 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Individual Shared Responsibility Penalty balance. If line 27 is more than line 28, subtract line 28 from line 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . 00 30 . 00 31 . 00 32 . 00 33 . 00 32 Overpaid tax. If line 30 is more than line 21, subtract line 21 from line 30. . . . . . 33 Tax due. If line 30 is less than line 21, subtract line 30 from line 21. See instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Code Amount California Seniors Special Fund. See instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 400 . 00 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund . . . . . . . • 401 . 00 Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Voluntary Tax Contribution Program . . . • 403 . 00 California Breast Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 405 . 00 California Firefighters’ Memorial Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 406 . 00 Emergency Food for Families Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 407 . 00 California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . • 408 . 00 • 410 . 00 California Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 413 . 00 School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 422 . 00 State Parks Protection Fund/Parks Pass Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 423 . 00 Protect Our Coast and Oceans Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 424 . 00 • 425 . 00 Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . • 431 . 00 California Senior Citizen Advocacy Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 438 . 00 Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund . . . . . . . . . .• 439 . 00 Rape Kit Backlog Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 440 . 00 Schools Not Prisons Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 443 . 00 Suicide Prevention Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 444 . 00 34 Add amounts in code 400 through code 444. These are your total contributions. . . . .• 34 . 00 Contributions California Sea Otter Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 3113203 Form 540 2EZ 2020 Side 3 Your name: Your SSN or ITIN: Amount You Owe 35 AMOUNT YOU OWE. Add line 29, line 31, line 33, and line 34. See instructions. Do not send cash. Mail to: FRANCHISE TAX BOARD PO BOX 942867 SACRAMENTO CA 94267-0001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 35 . 00 Pay online – Go to ftb.ca.gov/pay for more information. Direct Deposit (Refund Only) 36 REFUND OR NO AMOUNT DUE. Subtract line 34 from line 32. See instructions. Mail to: FRANCHISE TAX BOARD PO BOX 942840 SACRAMENTO CA 94240-0001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 36 Fill in the information to authorize direct deposit of your refund into one or two accounts. Do not attach a voided check or a deposit slip. Have you verified the routing and account numbers? Use whole dollars only. All or the following amount of my refund (line 36) is authorized for direct deposit into the account shown below: • Routing number • Type Checking • . 00 • 37 Direct deposit amount Account number . 00 Savings The remaining amount of my refund (line 36) is authorized for direct deposit into the account shown below: • Type • Routing number Checking • • 38 Direct deposit amount Account number Savings . 00 To learn about your privacy rights, how we may use your information, and the consequences for not providing the requested information, go to ftb.ca.gov/forms and search for 1131. To request this notice by mail, call 800.852.5711. Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information on this tax return is true, correct, and complete. Your signature Date Spouse’s/RDP’s signature (if a joint tax return, both must sign) X X Sign Here It is unlawful to forge a spouse’s/RDP’s signature. Your email address. Enter only one email address. Preferred phone number Paid preparer’s signature (declaration of preparer is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge) Firm’s name (or yours, if self-employed) • PTIN Firm’s address • Firm’s FEIN Joint tax return? See instructions. Do you want to allow another person to discuss this tax return with us? See instructions. . . . Print Third Party Designee’s Name Side 4 Form 540 2EZ 2020 333 • Yes Telephone Number 3114203 No
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More about the California Form 540-2EZ Individual Income Tax Tax Return

Form 5402ez is a simplified tax form for individuals who do not have complex taxes.

We last updated the California Resident Income Tax Return in January 2021, and the latest form we have available is for tax year 2020. This means that we don't yet have the updated form for the current tax year. Please check this page regularly, as we will post the updated form as soon as it is released by the California Franchise Tax Board. You can print other California tax forms here.


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TaxFormFinder has an additional 174 California income tax forms that you may need, plus all federal income tax forms. These related forms may also be needed with the California Form 540-2EZ.

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California usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated California Form 540-2EZ from the Franchise Tax Board in January 2021.

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Form 540-2EZ is a California Individual Income Tax form. Like the Federal Form 1040, states each provide a core tax return form on which most high-level income and tax calculations are performed. While some taxpayers with simple returns can complete their entire tax return on this single form, in most cases various other additional schedules and forms must be completed, depending on the taxpayer's individual situation, to create a complete income tax return package.

About the Individual Income Tax

The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.

Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!

Historical Past-Year Versions of California Form 540-2EZ

We have a total of ten past-year versions of Form 540-2EZ in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:


2020 Form 540-2EZ

2020 Form 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return

2019 Form 540-2EZ

2019 Form 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return

2018 Form 540-2EZ

2018 Form 540 2EZ - California Resident Income Tax Return

2017 Form 540-2EZ

2017 Form 540 2EZ California Resident Income Tax Return

2016 Form 540-2EZ

2016 California Resident Income Tax Return Form 540 2EZ

California Resident Income Tax Return (Fill-in) 2015 Form 540-2EZ

540-2EZ Form

California Resident Income Tax Return (Fill-in with math features & save) 2014 Form 540-2EZ

2014 Form 540 2EZ -- California Resident Income Tax Return

California Resident Income Tax Return (Fill-in & Save) 2013 Form 540-2EZ

2013 Form 540 2EZ -- California Resident Income Tax Return

2012 Form 540-2EZ

2012 Form 540 2EZ -- California Resident Income Tax Return

2011 California Form 540 2EZ 2011 Form 540-2EZ

2011 Form 540 2EZ -- California Resident Income Tax Return


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