Generally, when completing your Federal Tax Return, 1040Return will transfer the data to the State Return automatically. So, you do not have to enter the data twice. Some States may have special provisions that could affect your return. California State Income Tax laws have special provisions and credits for individuals.

Differences Between California State Tax and Federal Law

For instance, when it comes to Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Extended, California State Income Tax law conforms, with modifications, to federal mortgage forgiveness debt relief for discharges occurring on or after January 1, 2009 thru 2012. Federal law limits the amount of qualified principal residence indebtedness to $2,000,000 ($1,000,000 for married filing separate). California State Income Tax also limits the amount of qualified principal residence indebtedness to $800,000 ($400,000 for married/RDP filing separate) and debt relief to $500,000 ($250,000 for married/RDP filing separate).

Plus, most states will have special deductions for charitable causes. For example, California State Tax allows you to to receive a Donated Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Credit for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2017. This credit is for qualified taxpayers who donate fresh fruits or fresh vegetables to a California food bank. These individuals may receive a credit equal to 10% of the donation’s costs.

So, when you complete your Federal tax return, double check your State tax return for special credits that may apply to your State. This is especially true if you are filing a California State tax income return.

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States We Support

You may review your complete state return(s) before filing, along with your federal return.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan


  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

State Tax Department Websites

Use the links below to get quick access to your state tax website. The state site can provide online refund tracking, news updates, as well as additional forms and information.

Alabama Department of Revenue Mississippi State Tax Commission
Alaska Department of Revenue Missouri Department of Revenue
Arizona Department of Revenue Montana Department of Revenue
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Nebraska Department of Revenue
California Franchise Tax Board New Hampshire Department of Revenue Admin.
Colorado Department of Revenue New Jersey Division of Revenue
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department
Delaware Division of Revenue New York Department of Tax and Finance
District of Columbia North Carolina Department of Revenue
Florida Department of Revenue North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner
Georgia Department of Revenue Ohio Department of Taxation
Hawaii Department of Taxation Oklahoma Tax Commission
Idaho State Tax Commission Oregon Department of Revenue
Illinois Department of Revenue Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Indiana Department of Revenue Rhode Island Division of Taxation
Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance South Carolina Department of Revenue
Kansas Department of Revenue Tennessee Department of Revenue
Kentucky Revenue Cabinet Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Louisiana Department of Revenue & Taxation Utah State Tax Commission
Maine Revenue Services Vermont Department of Taxes
Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury Virginia Department of Taxation
Massachusetts Department of Revenue West Virginia State Tax Department
Michigan Department of Treasury Wisconsin Department of Revenue
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