Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

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malbecman
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Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by malbecman » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:07 pm

Most of the ones I can seem to find only have a few simple inputs. I'm looking for a more complex one that will accept
additional inputs like dividends, cap. gains, pensions, rental income, etc. Basically the adjustments from Schedule 540....
I'm looking to model some tax scenarios. Thanks.

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FiveK
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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by FiveK » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:46 pm


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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by ryman554 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:07 am

Doesn't CA pretty much treat everything as normal income?

Take the top line on the back of the 1040 and multiply by 9.3% (or use the tax tables). Seems like a good estimate to me....

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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by kaneohe » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 am

CA has a tax calculator of ftb website https://webapp.ftb.ca.gov/taxcalc/calcu ... ectURL=OTC This is a 2017 calculator but should be
reasonably close since CA has not changed tax laws like Fed.

However input required is CA taxable income. You can get Fed AGI,I assume. Then you need to massage into CA
AGI by the adjustments on Sch CA and then the CA deduction. Depending on your situation, this may be easy or somewhat cumbersome. The calculator gives you the initial tax. Then you need to subtract out the exemption credits which should be easy.

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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by malbecman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:13 pm

FiveK wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Do any of https://www.google.com/search?q=califor ... calculator work for you?
Thanks, I tried a lot of those...mostly really basic ones that I was trying to avoid.

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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by malbecman » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:17 pm

kaneohe wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 am
CA has a tax calculator of ftb website https://webapp.ftb.ca.gov/taxcalc/calcu ... ectURL=OTC This is a 2017 calculator but should be
reasonably close since CA has not changed tax laws like Fed.

However input required is CA taxable income. You can get Fed AGI,I assume. Then you need to massage into CA
AGI by the adjustments on Sch CA and then the CA deduction. Depending on your situation, this may be easy or somewhat cumbersome. The calculator gives you the initial tax. Then you need to subtract out the exemption credits which should be easy.
Thanks. Yes, I can get Fed AGI and work from there. I was just hoping for a calculator that included the CA adjustments, etc, so I could quickly model some different income & withdrawal strategies during retirement.

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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by ladycat » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 pm

I have no knowledge of whether this site is good or not, but there appear to be CA tax planner spreadsheets that you can download for many tax years, including 2018.
http://www.taxvisor.com/taxes/

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Re: Any good 2018 CA tax calculators out there?

Post by malbecman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm

ladycat wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 pm
I have no knowledge of whether this site is good or not, but there appear to be CA tax planner spreadsheets that you can download for many tax years, including 2018.
http://www.taxvisor.com/taxes/
Thanks Ladycat, these look great!

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