Is there an error on the Form FTB 4600J (New 02-2018), Part 2, Section F, Line 8? Section F computes the California gross inform for a part-year resident or nonresident of California. Line 2 asks for the gross income from all sources. Lines 3 to 7 asks for categories of California source income. Line 8 says “total lines 2 through 7- This is your gross income”. The result for a nonresident of California with zero California gross income is California gross income equal to gross income from all sources.
Question, should the instructions for Line 8 be “total lines 3 to 7 to arrive at the California gross income.
Comment: The “old” Form 4600J, Section G, asked similar questions to arrive at California gross income. The instructions for the line for California gross income included only the California gross income categories.
The FTB has confirmed that there is an error on the 4602J Questionnaire. They are fixing the Questionnaire, and will be sending new questionnaires out to taxpayers with out of state addresses who received the incorrect questionnaire with an explanation of why the are receiving the new questionnaire.
Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention!