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Guide to California State Amendments on Credit Karma Tax

Step 1) Choose to file an amended return. Be sure to check out this article for some background information. 



If you didn't file this year's taxes with Credit Karma Tax, you can access amendments by navigating here.


Step 2) Choose State Amendment. 

If you originally chose "Federal + State", you can also navigate to the following pages once you finish your Federal Amendment.


Step 3) Select the Golden State of California.


Step 4) Update or correct your return information.

  • Update or correct the information that was originally entered on your federal tax and/or state tax return on Credit Karma Tax.
      • Example:  If you have received an updated W-2, you need to go back to the W-2 section of your return on Credit Karma Tax to update this information.
  • Print out your original return. If you originally filed with Credit Karma Tax, please click on the blue "Update your tax return" link below.  
  • Please be sure to write down any changes you make. You will need to input the original information later on. 
  • Then, come back to the Amendment section to input the updated/correct information on your original return
      • Please note that all amended returns must be sent via the postal service, and can’t be filed electronically.


Step 5) Select the reason why you are amending your California return.


Step 6) Click the filing status you chose when first filling out your CA tax return.


Step 7) Next, click whether or not you changed your home address since you first filed.


Step 8) Please input the tax information from your original return below. Please see the “Where to Find These Values” section for instructions on where to locate this information on your original California return. 





Step 9) Almost done! Enter your original refund amount from your state return or how much you originally paid.



Step 10) Getting Close! Explain why you need to file your CA amended return.


Step 11) Print out your amended return & mail it off:

  • If payment is included:

           Franchise Tax Board
           P.O. Box 942867
           Sacramento CA 94267-0001

  • If payment is not included:

           Franchise Tax Board
           P.O. Box 942840
           Sacramento CA 94240-0001


Step 12) Sit back and relax!

Still have questions? Contact member support

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