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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Military Spouses Residency Relief Act Signed

This Act, effective 2009, specifies that a spouse of a service member may be able to exclude wages from personal income tax if the spouse is not a resident of the jurisdiction where the income is earned. Employees who are affected should submit a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (DE 4) to their employer. The Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (DE 4) has been modified to include this change and is currently available online. Employees may be eligible for a refund when they file their State income tax for 2009, for additional information contact the Franchise Tax Board at www.ftb.ca.gov or call (800) 852-5711.

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