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2014 California: Statutory Employee Wages

Taxpayers, who are statutory employees, receive a W-2 with box 13 checked. If they have business expenses related to these wages, their wages are included on a federal Schedule C; otherwise the wages will be reported on Form 1040 line 7 or Form 1040A, line 7 or Form 1040EZ, line 1.

Certain taxpayers, who received a statutory employee W-2 and did not have business related expenses, may have an incorrect California return.

TurboTax has fixed this issue.


How to tell if you may be impacted

You may be affected if ALL of the following apply to you:

  • You filed your 2014 California state tax return prior to 02/18/15 AND
  • You or your spouse received a W-2 with box 13 checked for statutory employee AND
  • You did not have any expenses related to your statutory employment AND
  • The amount of your statutory wages are not included on your California Form 540EZ, Line 9.

If you are affected, you may have underpaid your California state tax. You may need to amend your California return.

To amend your return:

  • Follow these amend instructions for the TurboTax Online product.
  • Follow these amend instructions for the TurboTax CD Download product.
  • After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
  • Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.

If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the 2014 California: Statutory Employee Wages