California Head of Household Tax Brackets

Tax Year: 2018 | Due Date: April 15, 2019

The California Head of Household filing status tax brackets are shown in the table below. These income tax brackets and rates apply to California taxable income earned January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Tax BracketTax Rate
$0to$17,0991%
$17,100to$40,5122%
$40,513to$52,2244%
$52,225to$64,6326%
$64,633to$76,3438%
$76,344to$389,6279.3%
$389,628to$467,55310.3%
$467,554to$779,25311.3%
$779,254to12.3%

Residents of California are also subject to federal income tax rates, and must generally file a federal income tax return by April 15, 2019. Read the California income tax tables for Head of Household filers published inside the Form CA-540 Instructions booklet for more information.

What is the California Head of Household income tax filing status?

There are five filing status available to California state taxpayers: Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, and Qualifying Widow. These five filing status are visible as check boxes on both the IRS Form 1040 and the California Form CA-540.

Head of Household is the filing type you select if you are unmarried and provide a home to at least one qualifying child or dependent. Filing as Head of Household generally results in paying lower federal and California state income tax rates compared to the other four filing statuses.

Head of Household status tax payers in most states have a relatively higher standard deduction and more family oriented credits available to help reduce their income tax liability.

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Last updated: January 15, 2019