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California Tax Rates, Brackets, and Standard Deductions

You can prepare and e-File your 2019 California Income Taxes here on eFile.com along with your Federal Income Tax Return. Information on how to only file a California State Income Return.

Find California income tax forms, tax brackets and rates by tax year.

Still need to prepare and file a CA return for a previous Tax Year? Find the California tax forms below. You can complete and sign the forms here on eFile.com before you mail them to the CA Tax Agency. For IRS or Federal back taxes, access the tax forms here.

Below find links to other important California income tax return information and other related features (e.g. tax extension, amendment, etc.)

California Income Tax Returns

California Income Taxes
Prepare only a CA State Return without an IRS return. Details
File a 2019 California Tax Amendment
California Income Tax Forms
IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
Calculate and Estimate your IRS Income Tax Brackets and Rates with the eFile RATEucator.

California 2019 Income Bracket, Rate and Estimated Taxes Due

As you can see, your California income is taxed at different rates within the given tax brackets. Any income over $32,960 for Single/Married Filing Separately would be taxes at the rate of 6%.

Single or Married Filing Separately

Tax Rate
Income Range
Taxes Due
1%
$0 - $8,809
1% within Bracket
2%
$8,809 - $20,883
$88.09 + 2% within Bracket
4%
$20,883 - $32,960 
$329.57 + 4% within Bracket 
6%
$32,960 +
$812.65 + 6% within Bracket

 

Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)

Tax Rate
Income Range
Taxes Due
1%
$0 - $17,618
1% within Bracket
2%
$17,618 - $41,766
$176.18 + 2% within Bracket
4%
$41,766 - $65,920
$659.14 + 4% within Bracket 
6%
$65,920 +
$1,625.30 + 6% within Bracket

 

Head of Household

Tax Rate
Income Range
Taxes Due
1%
$0 - $17,629
1% within Bracket
2%
$17,629 - $41,768
$176.29 + 2% within Bracket
4%
$41,768 - $53,843
$659.07 + 4% within Bracket 
6%
$53,843 +
$1,142.07 + 6% within Bracket
 
Other State Income Tax Brackets: Compare State Tax Brackets, Rates
For your personal Effective IRS Tax Rate use the RATEucator Tool

2019 California Standard Deductions

Tax Year
Status
Amount
2019
Single/Married Filing Separately
$4,537
2019
Married Filing Jointly/Surviving Spouse/Head of Household
$9,074
2018
Single/Married Filing Separately
$4,401
2018
Married Filing Jointly/Surviving Spouse/Head of Household
$8,802
Other Standard Deductions by State: Compare State Standard Deduction Amounts
IRS Standard Deduction: Federal Standard Deductions

2020 Tax Year California Income Tax Forms

California State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2021. Details on how to only prepare and print a California 2020 Tax Return. The CA Tax Forms are below.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form 540
California Resident Income Tax Return
Form 540NR
California Nonresident Income Tax Return
Form 592-B
Resident and Nonresident Withholding Tax Statement
Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement
Form 3506
Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit
Form 3800
Tax Computation for Children with Investment Income 
Schedule CA
Income Adjustments
Schedule P 
Alternative Minimum Tax 
Schedule S
Other State Tax Credit
Sales and Use Tax Worksheet
Determines your paycheck CA Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.
Form FTB-3582
Payment Voucher for Individual e-filed Returns. Complete and submit to the CA Franchise Tax Board - address is on the form - with your payment.
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in Only. 

E-File These 2019 California State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2019 along with your Federal and State Income Tax Return on eFile.com. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the e-File application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Here are instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
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California Resident Income Tax Return
California Nonresident Income Tax Return
Resident and Nonresident Withholding Tax Statement
Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement
Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit
Tax Computation for Children with Investment Income 
Income Adjustments
Alternative Minimum Tax 
Other State Tax Credit
Sales and Use Tax Worksheet
Determines your paycheck CA Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.
Form FTB-3582
Payment Voucher for Individual e-filed Returns. The deadline has passed to submit this form with your payment. However, you may submit your CA payment online without mailing any tax forms. 
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in Only. 

2018 Tax Year California Income Tax Forms

California State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the CA Franchise Tax Board. In addition to filing California Forms, you might also have to file the 2018 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
California Resident Income Tax Return
California Nonresident Income Tax Return
Resident and Nonresident Withholding Tax Statement
Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement
Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit
Tax Computation for Children with Investment Income
Income Adjustments
Alternative Minimum Tax
Other State Tax Credit
Sales and Use Tax Worksheet
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year California Tax Forms

California State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the CA Franchise Tax Board. In addition to filing CA Forms, you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
California Resident Income Tax Return
California Nonresident Income Tax Return
Resident and Nonresident Withholding Tax Statement
Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement
Child and Dependent Care Expenses Credit
Tax Computation for Children with Investment Income
Income Adjustments
Alternative Minimum Tax
Other State Tax Credit
Sales and Use Tax Worksheet
Tax Amendment

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