Pasadena, CA asked in Tax Law for California

Q: I received a 1099-NEC. I’m filling out Schedule C for my federal tax returns. What do I do for my California state tax?

I also used worked from home so I’m filling out line 30.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon

A: With the presumption that you live in California, the income and expenses you claimed in your Sch. C are generally allowed in California with some exceptions. In preparing your CA return, you start with your adjusted gross income (AGI) then you adjust for additions and subtractions. For instance, you don't pay tax on unemployment earnings or CA lottery winnings, so you deduct them from your AGI. On the other hand, CA does not allow deduction for foreign taxes paid, but federal does, so you add that to your AGI.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.