California Income Tax 2014

2014 California 540  Tax Forms – Personal Income Tax

On this page you will find:

-  Forms 540  (California Resident Income Tax Return) and instructions how to fill this forms.

- California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return

- Amended Individual Income Tax Return

-Estimated Tax for Individuals

California State Individual Income Tax Forms 2014

2014 California Tax Calulator

2014 Tax Rates and Exemptions

 

Individual tax rates

  • The maximum rate for individuals is 12.3%
  • The AMT rate for individuals is 7%
  • The Mental Health Services Tax Rate is 1% for taxable income in excess of $1,000,000.

California State and Federal Income Tax Forms

California State Income Tax Forms

2014 California 540 Tax Forms – Personal Income Tax

540 Form – 2014 California Residents
540-2EZ Form– 2014 California Resident
540-NR Form (Long) – CA part-year or nonresident
540-ES Form– 2014 estimated tax

More California State  tax forms and publications

Federal Forms

Form W-4 – 2015 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-9 – Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
Form 1040-ES –  Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040 – U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 941 – 2014 Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return

More Federal forms and publications

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2014 California Tax Rates and Exemptions

The rate of inflation in California, for the period from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, was 2.2%. The 2014 personal income tax brackets are indexed by this amount.

Corporate tax rates

Entity type Tax rate
Corporations other than banks and financials 8.84%
Banks and financials 10.84%
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) rate 6.65%
S corporation rate 1.5%
S corporation bank and financial rate 3.5%

Individual tax rates

  • The maximum rate for individuals is 12.3%
  • The AMT rate for individuals is 7%
  • The Mental Health Services Tax Rate is 1% for taxable income in excess of $1,000,000.

Exemption credits

Filing Status/Qualification Exemption amount
Married/Registered Domestic Partner (RDP) filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $216
Single, married/RDP filing separately, or head of household $108
Dependent $333
Blind $108
Age 65 or older $108

Phaseout of exemption credits

Higher-income taxpayers’ exemption credits are reduced as follows:

Filing status Reduce each credit by: For each: Federal AGI exceeds:
Single $6 $2,500 $176,413
Married/RDP filing separately $6 $1,250 $176,413
Head of household $6 $2,500 $264,623
Married/RDP filing jointly $12 $2,500 $352,830
Qualifying widow(er) $12 $2,500 $352,830

When applying the phaseout amount, apply the $6/$12 amount to each exemption credit, but do not reduce the credit below zero. If a personal exemption credit is less than the phaseout amount, do not apply the excess against a dependent exemption credit.

Standard deductions

The standard deduction amounts for:

Filing status Deduction amount
Single or married/RDP filing separately $3,992
Married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) $7,984
The minimum standard deduction for dependents $1,000

Reduction in itemized deductions

Itemized deductions must be reduced by the lesser of 6% of the excess of the taxpayer’s federal AGI over the threshold amount or 80% of the amount of itemized deductions otherwise allowed for the taxable year.

Filing status AGI threshold
Single or married/RDP filing separately $176,413
Head of household $264,623
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $352,830

Nonrefundable Renter’s credit

This nonrefundable, non-carryover credit for renters is available for:

  • Single or married/RDP filing separately with a California AGI of $37,768 or less.
    • The credit is $60.
  • Married/RDP filing jointly, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with a California AGI of $75,536 or less.
    • The credit is $120.

Miscellaneous credits

  • Qualified senior head of household credit
    • 2% of California taxable income
    • Maximum California AGI of $69,005
    • Maximum credit of $1,300
  • Joint custody head of household credit/dependent parent credit
    • 30% of net tax
    • Maximum credit of $425

AMT exemption

Filing status Amount
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $86,502
Single or head of household $64,878
Married/RDP filing separately, estates, or trusts $43,250

AMT exemption phaseout

Filing status Amount
Married/RDP filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $324,384
Single or head of household $243,288
Married/RDP filing separately, estates, or trusts $162,191

FTB cost recovery fees

Fee type Fee
Bank and corporation filing enforcement fee $96
Bank and corporation collection fee $310
Personal income tax filing enforcement fee $76
Personal income tax collection fee $194

The personal income tax fees apply to individuals and partnerships, as well as limited liability companies that are classified as partnerships. The bank and corporation fees apply to banks and corporations, as well as limited liability companies that are classified as corporations. Interest does not accrue on these cost recovery fees.

2014 California Tax Rate Schedules

Schedule X — Single or married/RDP filing separately

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $7,749 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$7,749 $18,371 $77.49 plus 2.00% $7,749
$18,371 $28,995 $289.93 plus 4.00% $18,371
$28,995 $40,250 $714.89 plus 6.00% $28,995
$40,250 $50,869 $1,390.19 plus 8.00% $40,250
$50,869 $259,844 $2,239.71 plus 9.30% $50,869
$259,844 $311,812 $21,674.39 plus 10.30% $259,844
$311,812 $519,687 $27,027.09 plus 11.30% $311,812
$519,687 AND OVER $50,516.97 plus 12.30% $519,687

Schedule Y — Married/RDP filing jointly, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $15,498 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$15,498 $36,742 $154.98 plus 2.00% $15,498
$36,742 $57,990 $579.86 plus 4.00% $36,742
$57,990 $80,500 $1,429.78 plus 6.00% $57,990
$80,500 $101,738 $2,780.38 plus 8.00% $80,500
$101,738 $519,688 $4,479.42 plus 9.30% $101,738
$519,688 $623,624 $43,348.77 plus 10.30% $519,688
$623,624 $1,039,374 $54,054.18 plus 11.30% $623,624
$1,039,374 AND OVER $101,033.93 plus 12.30% $1,039,374

Schedule Z — Head of household

If the taxable income is
Over But not over Tax is Of amount over
$0 $15,508 $0.00 plus 1.00% $0
$15,508 $36,743 $155.08 plus 2.00% $15,508
$36,743 $47,366 $579.78 plus 4.00% $36,743
$47,366 $58,621 $1,004.70 plus 6.00% $47,366
$58,621 $69,242 $1,680.00 plus 8.00% $58,621
$69,242 $353,387 $2,529.68 plus 9.30% $69,242
$353,387 $424,065 $28,955.17 plus 10.30% $353,387
$424,065 $706,774 $36,235.00 plus 11.30% $424,065
$706,774 AND OVER $68,181.12 plus 12.30% $706,774

Individual Filing Requirements

If your gross income or adjusted gross income is more than the amount shown in the chart below for your filing status, age, and number of dependents, then you have a filing requirement.

Filing Status Age as of December 31, 2014* California Gross Income California Adjusted Gross Income
Dependents Dependents
0 1 2 or more 0 1 2 or more
Single or head of household Under 65 $16,047 $27,147 $35,472 $12,838 $23,938 $32,263
65 or older $21,447 $29,772 $36,432 $18,238 $26,563 $33,223
Married/RDP filing jointly or separately Under 65 (both spouses/RDPs) $32,097 $43,197 $51,522 $25,678 $36,778 $45,103
65 or older (one spouse) $37,497 $45,822 $52,482 $31,078 $39,403 $46,063
65 or older
(both spouses/RDPs)
$42,897 $51,222 $57,882 $36,478 $44,803 $51,463
Qualifying widow(er) Under 65 N/A $27,147 $35,472 N/A $23,938 $32,263
65 or older N/A $29,772 $36,432 N/A $26,563 $33,223
Dependent of another person (Any filing status) Under 65 More than your standard deduction
65 or older More than your standard deduction

* If you turn 65 on January 1, 2015, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2014.

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2014 California 540 Tax Forms – Personal Income Tax

540 Form 2014 California Resident Income Tax Return (Fill-in & Save)
540 Instructions 2014 Instructions for 540 Form, California Resident Income Tax Returns
540 Tax Table 2014 Tax Table for 540 Tax Return
540-2EZ Form 2014 California Resident Income Tax Return (Fill-in with math features & save)
540-2EZ Instructions 2014 Instructions for 540-2EZ Form, California Resident Income Tax Return
540-2EZ Tax Table 2014 Tax Table for 540-2EZ Tax Return
540-2EZ Formulario 2014 Declaración de Impuesto Sobre el Ingreso de Residente de California (Fill-in)
540-2EZ Instrucciones 2014 Instrucciones para el Formulario 540-2EZ, Declaración de Impuesto Sobre el Ingreso de Residente de California
540-ES Form 2014 Estimated Tax for Individuals (Fill-in & Save)
540-ES Instructions 2014 Instructions for 540-ES Form, Estimated Tax for Individuals
540-NR Form (Long) 2014 California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (Long) (Fill-in & Save)
540-NR Instructions (Long) 2014 Instructions for 540-NR Long Form, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (Long)
540-NR Form (Short) 2014 California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (Short) (Fill-in & Save)
540-NR Instructions (Short) 2014 Instructions for 540-NR Short Form, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (Short)
540-NR Tax Table 2014 Tax Table for 540-NR Tax Return

Increase of the Arkansas Minimum Wage (2015)

Overview
On November 4, 2014 Arkansas voters approved an increase to the state’s minimum wage. The minimum wage increase is as follows:
$7.50 per hour effective January 1, 2015;
$8.00 per houreffective January 1, 2016;
and
$8.50 per hour effective January 1, 2017.
Currently, state minimum wage is $6.25 per hour
and federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
Coverage
The Arkansas Minimum Wage Act covers employers with 4 or more employees
Employers
covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are also covered by the Arkansas law if
they have 4 or more employees. An employer covered by both laws must pay the highest
minimum wage.
The Arkansas Minimum Wage Actexempts some employees from both the minimum wage
requirement and from the overtime pay requirement. Some employees are exempt only from
the overtime pay requirement.
Tipped Employees
The state tip credit did not change, so tipped employees must still be paid
a minimum of $2.63 per hour and tips must be sufficient to raise the employee to the
applicable minimum wage rate.
Poster
The required poster has been revised and is available online here.
Recordkeeping
Recordkeeping requirements have not changed.

West Virginia Minimal Wage Increase (2015)

An employer employing 6 or more employees in any one separate, distinct and permanent location during any calendar week, including the State of West Virginia, and its
agencies anddepartments, must comply with the state minimum wage law.
Required Minimum Wage Rates
1. Beginning July 1, 2008, employers must pay employees at least $7.25 per hour.
2.Beginning January 1, 2015, employers must pay employees at least$8.00 per hour.
3.Beginning January 1, 2016, employers must pay employees at least $8.75 per hour.
Required Minimum Training Wage Rates
1. An employer may pay an employee under the age of 20 years, first hired on or after
July 1, 2006, a training
wage of at least $5.15 per hour for the first 90 days of employment.
2. An employer may pay an employee under the age of 20 years, first hired on or after
January 1, 2015, a training wage of at least $6.40 per hour for the first 90 days of employment.
3. Beginning with the 91st day of employment, an employer must pay the employee the
required minimum wage rate.
Permissible Minimum Wage Credit for Tipped Employees
1.Beginning January 1, 2015, employers may take up to a 70% credit, or $5.60 per
hour, against the required minimum wage rate for employees who customarily receive tips,
resulting in a reduced hourly wage rate of at least $2.40 per hour.
2.Beginning January 1, 2016, employers may take up to a 70% credit, or $6.13 per
hour, against the required minimum wage rate for employees who customarily receive tips,
resulting in a reduced hourly wage rate of at least $2.62 per hour.
3.To qualify for the credit, employers must ensure that the employees’ tips and the
reduced hourly wage rate equal at least the required minimum wage rate and must keep
accurate records of employees’ tips.

Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET)

What is the fee for a GET license?

A one-time $20 fee.

How can I apply for a GET license?

The State of Hawaii Basic Business Application, BB-1 Packet, must be completed and submitted with the one-time $20 license fee. It is recommended that the application be mailed in; however, it can also be applied for in person at any of the district offices. The application form is available on the website.

Where do I mail the application for the GET license to?

General Excise License Applications
P.O. Box 1425
Honolulu, HI 96806-1425

Can I apply for a GET license online?

Yes, Hawaii Business Express is the quick and easy way to start a business in the state of Hawaii. One simple interface covers all the forms with all the state agencies and partners. For more information, please see the Hawaii Business Express website.

What are the due dates for filing periodic GET returns?

The due date for filing periodic returns (Monthly, Quarterly and Semi-annually) is the 20th day of the month following the close of the tax period. For example: Monthly filer, filing for the month of January, the due date is February 20th, Quarterly filer, filing for the period ending March, the due date is April 20th and a Semi-annual filer, filing for the period ending June, the due date is July 20th.

What is the due date for filing an annual GET return?

The due date is the 20th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year. For calendar year filers, the due date is April 20th of the following year.

What is Hawaii’s sales tax rate?

Hawaii does not have a sales tax; instead, we have the GET, which is assessed on all business activities. The tax rate is .15% for Insurance Commission, .50% for Wholesaling, Manufacturing, Producing, Wholesale Services, and Use Tax on Imports For Resale, and 4% for all others. For differences between the GET and sales tax, please see Tax Facts 96-1, General Excise vs. Sales Tax.

If your business activity is taxed at the 4% rate and is conducting business on Oahu, you are also subject to the .50% Oahu County Surcharge Tax. For more information regarding the Oahu County Surcharge Tax, see County Surcharge – FAQ’s.

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Seattle Minimum Wage Raise – Beginning April 1, 2015

Seattle City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Beginning April 1, 2015, the legislation will phase-in a $15 per hour minimum wage annually over 3 to 7 years, depending on employer size.

Twenty-four percent of Seattle workers earn hourly wages of $15 per hour or less, and approximately 13.6 percent of the Seattle community lives below the federal poverty level, according to a University of Washington study. Washington State’s minimum wage is currently $9.32 per hour. Effective April 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Seattle will be $10.00 or $11.00 per hour depending on employer size. Here is a chart illustrating the subsequent annual minimum wage increase based on employer size.

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Signed Ordinance and the  Resolution that were approved by City Council on June 2, 2014.

 

Maryland Individual Income Tax Forms 2013

For tax year 2013, Maryland’s personal tax rates begin at 2% on the first $1000 of taxable income and increase up to a maximum of 5.75% on incomes exceeding $250,000 (or $300,000 for taxpayers filing jointly, heads of household, or qualifying widow(ers)). Nonresidents are subject to a special tax rate of 1.25%, in addition to the state income tax rate.

Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City also levy a local income tax, which is collected on the resident state tax return as a convenience to local governments.

There are special tax benefits available to taxpayers 65 and older, military retirees, low income families and families paying for child care. The deadline for filing your Maryland income tax is April 15, 2014, if you are filing on a calendar year basis.

Resident Individuals Income Tax Forms
Number Title Description
502&502B Maryland Resident Income Tax Return with Form 502B Maryland long form for full- or part-year residents claiming dependents.
502 Maryland Resident Income Tax Return Maryland long form for full- or part-year residents.
502B Maryland Dependents Information Form to be used when claiming dependents.
502AC Maryland Subtraction for Contribution of Artwork Form and instructions for claiming subtraction for artwork created by qualifying persons and donated to a Maryland museum.
502AE Maryland Subtraction for Income Derived within an Arts and Entertainment District Form and instructions for claiming subtraction for income that a qualifying resident artist derives from selling an artistic work within an arts and entertainment district.
502CR Maryland Personal Income Tax Credits for Individuals and Instructions Form and instructions for individuals claiming personal income tax credits including:

  • Taxes paid to other states
  • Child and dependent care expenses
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Preservation and conservation easements
  • Neighborhood stabilization
  • IRC section 1341 repayment
  • Federal form 1041 Sch K-1 nonresident PTE tax
502D – 2013 Maryland Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax Form and instructions for filing and paying an estimated tax on income for tax year 2013 from which no tax is withheld, or wages from which not enough Maryland tax is withheld.
502D – 2014 Maryland Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax Form and instructions for filing and paying an estimated tax on income for tax year 2014 from which no tax is withheld, or wages from which not enough Maryland tax is withheld.
502E Maryland Application for Extension of Time to File Personal Income Tax Return Form and instructions for applying for a six-month income tax filing extension by April 15, 2014, (or the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the tax year) and paying the full amount due with the application.
502INJ Injured Spouse Claim Form Form and instructions for a qualifying spouse to a file claim for a portion of a refund issued to the other spouse if any of the refund was applied to the following debts owed by the other spouse: past due state or federal taxes, past due child support or other state debt that has been referred to the Central Collection Unit.
502S Maryland Sustainable Communities Tax Credit 502S is used to calculate allowable tax credits for the rehabilitation of certified rehabilitation structures completed in the tax year which begins during the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Form 502S only applies to applications received by Maryland Historical Trust on or after June 1, 2010. For applications received by Maryland Historical Trust before June 1, 2010, use Form 502H.
502SU Maryland Subtractions from Income Other subtractions that you may qualify for will be reported on Form 502SU. Determine which subtractions apply to you and enter the amount for each on Form 502SU and attach to your Form 502.
502TP Computation of Tax Preference Income Modification Form and instructions for an individual or fiduciary of an estate or trust to use for reporting items of tax preference in excess of $10,000 ($20,000 for a joint return).
502UP Underpayment of Estimated Maryland Income Tax by Individuals Form and instructions for individuals who are liable for interest for untimely filing and/or underpayment of their estimated tax.
502V Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes Form and instructions for subtracting from the federal adjusted gross income certain unreimbursed automobile travel expenses incurred in connection with service as a volunteer for a nonprofit volunteer fire company or other qualified organization.
502X Maryland Amended Tax Form and Instructions Form and instructions to be used by resident individuals for amending any item of a Maryland return for tax year 2013.
503 Maryland Resident Income Tax Return (Short Form) Maryland short form for full year residents with incomes of less than $100,000.
588 Direct Deposit of Maryland Income Tax Refund to More Than One Account Use Form 588 if you want us to directly deposit your tax refund to either two or three of your accounts at a bank or other financial institution in the United States.
Nonresident Individuals Income Tax Forms
Number Title Description
505 Maryland Nonresident Income Tax Return Form for nonresidents to file if:

  • they are required to file a federal return based on the minimum filing requirements, and
  • they received income from sources in Maryland

Note: This form is not required for nonresidents who reside in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia and had only wages from Maryland.

505NR Nonresident Income Tax Computation Form for nonresidents to use to compute their Maryland taxable net income with subtractions for non-Maryland income, and attach to Form 505.
505SU Nonresident Subtractions Form to be used by nonresidents for any qualified Maryland subtractions.
505X Maryland Nonresident Amended Tax Return Form and instructions for nonresidents to use to complete a nonresident amended return for tax year 2013.

Note: Nonresidents who wish to amend a tax year prior to 2009 must complete Form 502X for the year to be amended.

515 Maryland Tax Return – Nonresident Local Tax Form and instructions for nonresidents employed in Maryland who reside in jurisdictions that impose a local income or earnings tax on Maryland residents.
Instruction Booklets
Booklet Title Description
Resident Maryland State and Local Tax Forms and Instructions Instructions for filing personal state and local income taxes for full- or part-year Maryland residents.
Resident Itemized Deduction Worksheet Maryland State and Local Resident Itemized Deduction Worksheet Worksheet for all resident taxpayers who itemize deductions and who had federal Adjusted Gross Income of $178,150 or more ($89,075 if Married Filing Separately). This worksheet is needed to address limitations affecting itemized deductions.
Nonresident Maryland Tax Forms for Nonresidents Instructions for filing personal income tax returns for nonresident individuals.
Nonresident Itemized Deduction Worksheet Maryland Nonresident Itemized Deduction Worksheet Worksheet for all nonresident taxpayers who itemize deductions and who had federal Adjusted Gross Income of $178,150 or more ($89,075 if Married Filing Separately). This worksheet is needed to address limitations affecting itemized deductions.

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Maryland Assessment & Tax Calendar 2014

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January 1 Valuation date (Date of Finality) for real and business personal property
Deadline for filing a real property petition for review appeal form
January Business personal property returns mailed to all current businesses
Homeowners’ and Renters’ tax credit applications mailed to all current recipients and prior year applicants
February 14 Constant yield tax rates established and mailed to local governments
Mid  February Deadline for appealing reassessment notices mailed the prior December (deadline date is on the notice and depends on the actual notice mailing date)
April 15 Deadline for filing business personal property returns or 60 day extension requests
May 1 Homeowners’ tax credit applications received by this date will have credits reflected on property tax bills, if eligible.
June 15 Deadline for filing extended business personal property returns
June 30 Deadline for local governments to set property tax rates
July 1 Beginning of taxable year for property taxes
Local governments typically mail tax bills in early July
September 1 Deadline to submit Homeowners’ and Renters’ tax credit applications
Deadline to submit initial real property exemption applications for all filers other than blind persons and disabled veterans.
September 30 Deadline to pay property taxes without interest and penalty. Homeowners must pay the first installment of semiannual property taxes by this date.
Late  December Real property reassessment notices mailed to one-third of property owners in each county. Property owners have 45 days to file an appeal.
December 31 Deadline for homeowners to pay the second installment of semiannual property taxes without interest and penalty.