Due to lack of interest, FTB eliminates the nonresident short form - Spidell

Due to lack of interest, FTB eliminates the nonresident short form


The FTB has eliminated FTB Form 540NR Short, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return Short Form.

The form is being eliminated for the following reasons:

  • Less than 3% of all nonresident or part-year taxpayers file Form 540NR Short, and its use continues to decline each year;
  • A limited number of tax preparation software developers support the form; and
  • Taxpayers who manually prepare their tax returns only represent 2% of the Form 540NR Short population.

All nonresidents and part-year residents must file FTB Form 540NR, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return.