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We received a letter from the IRS about errors on our 2016 return. We have completed the corrections necessary and returned the signed letter and payment to them, I now wish to correct my State return for those same errors. My SSAN is###-##-#### What is the best way to correct the 2016 California return. Gary C. Hutchens

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2016

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The error was omission of some data from the 1099s.

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.

Well, in the old days you'd file an amended return, form 540X.

The FTB has done away with that form and instituted a new procedure. You will now prepare a NEW form 540. At the very top of page 1, just below the number "540," is a check box with the instruction "Check here if this is an AMENDED return." So you check the box, fill out the form with all the new information, and then, use the additional, new form, Schedule X:

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2017/17_schx.pdf

Mail your completed 540 and Schedule X to the address on shown on side 5 of form 540, line 111 (if you owe) or line 115 (if you don't).

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