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mfazal20
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Tax return (filing single) keeps asking me to file for two states (VA and CA), when I have only lived in one state (VA) and have never set foot in the other state (CA).

When filing my tax return, it keeps asking me to file for CA state tax when I haven't worked or lived there.  When I go through the process, I owe $0, but it still requires me to file no resident. I deleted the state return after completing it, but I can't seem to file for my VA state tax because it says I have to file for CA non resident, even though I am filing single and have only one source of income. How do I remove CA state tax from my file? This wasn't an issue in previous years.
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BillM223
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Tax return (filing single) keeps asking me to file for two states (VA and CA), when I have only lived in one state (VA) and have never set foot in the other state (CA).

Is it possible that you have a CA instead of VA on your W-2 or 1099-R or other form reported withholding?

 

Unless you said that you lived in CA (it seems not), this is the other main way that TurboTax would bring up CA.

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mfazal20
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Tax return (filing single) keeps asking me to file for two states (VA and CA), when I have only lived in one state (VA) and have never set foot in the other state (CA).

No, that's the strange thing. I haven't lived or worked in CA, but it keeps popping up on my file. All my W2s are from Virginia, and I only have one employer, who is headquartered in VA.

DaveF1006
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Tax return (filing single) keeps asking me to file for two states (VA and CA), when I have only lived in one state (VA) and have never set foot in the other state (CA).

See if you can file without filing a California return. Also check your PERSONAL INFO entries to see if you may have inadvertently mentioned California as a state that you previously resided in 2020.  

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