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Filing a net operating loss carryback for California in ProConnect Tax

by ProConnect Tax Online Updated 7 months ago

How do you carryback a California net operating loss (NOL)?

What you need to know about NOL carrybacks for California

California frequently changes its tax law regarding NOL calculations. To see Form 3805V instructions for a given tax year:

  1. Go to California's Forms and Publications Search page.
  2. Select the tax year from the Tax Year dropdown menu.
  3. In the field Form Number and/or Keywords, enter 3805 V.

To amend prior year returns for a CA NOL:

Before you start: we recommend making a copy of the client file.

  1. Go to Input Return Miscellaneous Forms Amended Return (1040-X)
  2. Select General Information and Federal (1040X)
  3. Put a 1 in 1=amending state return.
  4. Go to Input Return Income Net Operating Loss CA Net Operating Loss. 
  5. Select the Type of Loss from the dropdown menu.
  6. Enter the Year of loss (e.g., 2020).
  7. Enter the amount of Initial loss.
  8. Enter the amount of AMT initial loss.  
  9. Enter the amount of Carryover from 20YY (Same as Initial loss).
  10. Enter the amount of AMT carryover from 20YY (Same as AMT Initial loss).
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