It is pretty straightforward. Right there on page 4 of Form 540, your California Resident Income Tax Return, is a list of charities next to blank boxes. They range from the California Firefighters’ Memorial Fund to the Keep Arts in School Fund to Habitat for Humanity.
If you want to donate money to any of the charities, you simply fill in the amount in the box. Simple, easy and makes you feel good when doing your taxes.
But this is California and when it comes to our state government, little seems to be simple or easy.