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California State Taxes 2019

I have summitted my taxes for 2019 back in June. I just got a letter from California stating  I owe an additional $996. This is because I supposedly over stated my "CA Income Tax Withholding" I just re-summed the withholding from my W2's, 1099-R's & SSA-1099 and I still come up with $17,973, the State comes up with $16,985!?!? 

I do not understand, what do I do next?


Joe Whitehead

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Level 15

California State Taxes 2019

There are no state taxes withheld on a SSA-1099.

Are you sure that you are adding the state income taxes withheld from the correct boxes on the W-2 and 1099-R?

W-2 box 17.  1099-R box12.

If your math is correct then you need to contact the state so you can get the state withholding information that they have on file for you and find out why their total withholding is different than your total withholding.


Also look at your CA Form 540 on Line 71 to verify the amount of state taxes withheld.


To access your current or prior year online tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID you used to create the account -

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show.  Click on the Year and Click on Download/print return (PDF)

Or -

When you sign onto your online account and land on the Tax Home web page, scroll down and click on Add a state. 

This will take you back to the 2019 online tax return.

Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the online program screen.  Then click on Print Center.  Then click on Print, save or preview this year's return.  Choose the option Include government and TurboTax worksheets

Level 15

California State Taxes 2019

You should not have any state withholding on the SSA-1099. And only add W2 box 17.  Do they say CA in box 15?  1099R is in box 12.  Send CA copies of all your forms that have state withholding on them.  Can you find the difference on one of your forms?

New Member

California State Taxes 2019

I have a W2 for medical leave, which California found the income for but cannot verify the state taxes withheld!

Just got off the phone with the state, only  an hour on hold!

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