Do I have to file california tax? I only made $500 in CA, but I made more than $10,000 in another state.?
Do you live in CA?
Pascal the Gambler
Are you a CA resident?
Search on non resident 540 and read the who has to file section of the booklet.
You don't have to file unless you had something withheld and want it back.
Are you a California resident (full or partial year)? Then you file taxes in California on your full income that you had while a resident in the state. Any taxes you pay in another state will be offset any CA taxes due.