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For Federal, yes it sounds like 1040EZ would be fine ...
Form 1040EZ is the simplest form to fill out. You may use Form 1040EZ if you meet all the following conditions:
If you file Form 1040EZ, you cannot itemize deductions or claim any adjustments to income or tax credits (other than the earned income credit).
For California,an individual must file a PIT return if either their gross income or their
adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than a specified amount based on their filing status.
For example, a single individual, under the age of 65 years, with no dependents and who
cannot be claimed by another person, must file a PIT return if the filer’s gross income is
at least $14,138, or AGI is at least $11,310.
The 540 2EZ Form Is the Shortest of the Tax Forms Available to Taxpayers. Several
forms are available to resident filers including the 540 form, the 540A form, and the
540 2EZ form.
Just a sec. let me pull it up..
Here's eligibility for 5402EZ
Residency California resident the entire yearFiling Status Single, head of household (HOH), married filing jointly, or widowedAnnual Income Amount: Up to $100,000 if single or HOH Up to $200,000 if married filing jointly or widowedAcceptable Sources of Income:Wages, salaries, and tipsTaxable interest, dividends, and pensionsUnemployment compensationSocial security benefitsCapital gains (from mutual funds only)Other RestrictionsNo adjustments to incomeNo itemized deductions
All resident taxpayers may file the 540 form, while only resident taxpayers that meet cer-tain criteria may file either the 540A or 540 2EZ forms. Some of the eligibility requirementsfor the 540 2EZ form are described in more detail in Figure 1. The 540A and 540 2EZ formswere designed to be used by taxpayers with less complex PIT situations and are thereforeshorter and relatively easier for taxpayers to complete. The 540A form and the 540 2EZform account for 4 percent and 13 percent of total PIT filings, respectively.The 540 form is the longest and most complex of the resident forms with 68 questionsfor the taxpayer to answer. The 540A form, by comparison, leaves out 13 of the questionson the 540 form—asking only 55 questions. The 540 2EZ form is the shortest of the threeresident forms, asking only 30 questions of taxpayers. With decreasing form length, thereare an increasing number of restrictions on its use. The 540 2EZ form is the most restric-tive of the resident forms in that it allows no adjustments to income (such as alimonypayments and moving costs). By contrast, the least restrictive resident form, the 540 form,may be used to report all standard PIT transactions.
Figure 1 is the first attachment, above
540 2EZ most restrictive
I see ... other income for the year?
Probably stating the obvioius here, but ANYONE can do 540
540 2 EZ is the other end of the spectrum
If you meet the criteria above (the lis, above) then i would do 540 2EZ ... simpler, less room for error
Unless there was withholding you want to get back or some refundable tax credit like American Opportunity, then you're under the threshold to need to file at all
standard deduction is 5950 and personal exemption is 3800, so unless you had that much income, you're under the thresshold
you don't have to file, if there' no income to report
Still don't see you coming into the chat ... I'll switch to Q&A now, ... aybe that will help
We can still continue the dialogue there, just not in real-time as we can here
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