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Old 08-10-2009, 12:11 PM   #1  
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My fiance was based in FAT for 2007 but we lived in IL. He just got a letter from CA claiming that he did not file CA state income taxes and they want their money. He filed in IL and paid in IL, we lived in IL. The letter states if you work in CA you have to pay CA income taxes even if you do not live there. Have any of you guys had the same problem? What's the best way to go about this?
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:15 PM   #2  
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Yes, had this same problem. I showed them my state tax return and that seemed to shut them up for now. But hey, what do you expect from a state that's bankrupt.
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Based in TX, forced to pay in CA where I lived. What did I do? I paid. Sorry couldn't be of more help. Hopefully someone else has other options for your fiance.
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Based in TX, forced to pay in CA where I lived. What did I do? I paid. Sorry couldn't be of more help. Hopefully someone else has other options for your fiance.
Well I figure since you reside in CA, then you have to pay CA taxes. However the first respondent lives in IL and paid IL taxes. CA can't put someone in double jepardy and have them pay 2 state taxes.
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I would strongly favor pushing California out into the ocean and watching it float away, then they could join up on china and be a complete communist country. Rolling blackouts, earthquakes, pollution, smog, mudslides, through the roof cost of living, extremely high taxes, legalizing illegal immigration, bastardizing and harassing on our US service members, nancy pelosi, san francisco.

California wants you to pay double taxes because they need to put food on the table of all their new 'immigrants' and put their kids through college for free. California, the worst place on earth.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:21 PM   #6  
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Based in TX, forced to pay in CA where I lived. What did I do? I paid. Sorry couldn't be of more help. Hopefully someone else has other options for your fiance.
Our problem is different. He was based in CA, lived in IL. He paid in IL. Sounds like we did what you did.
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I would strongly favor pushing California out into the ocean and watching it float away, then they could join up on china and be a complete communist country. Rolling blackouts, earthquakes, pollution, smog, mudslides, through the roof cost of living, extremely high taxes, legalizing illegal immigration, bastardizing and harassing on our US service members, nancy pelosi, san francisco.

California wants you to pay double taxes because they need to put food on the table of all their new 'immigrants' and put their kids through college for free. California, the worst place on earth.
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Unfortunately, there is no federal standard that says you only have to pay taxes in one state. Each state sets it's own requirements, and if you meet the requirements of two (or even three) states, you have to pay them all.

It's not a bad idea to research the requirements for the state you are domiciled in, if you don't live there.

Also try to fly under the radar...avoid going on record with a local address, car registration, etc.

PA and CO will withhold a small amount just for being domiciled there...I don't think you can get that back. But they don't seem to to try to tax as a resident.
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If you live in another state and you pay income taxes to that state CA has no claim, in addition there are special tax considerations for transport workers that keep them from being able to make your husband pay.

Heres a link to a SkyWest FO's website he and his wife are both CPA's and could probably give you some advice if you need it.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #10  
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He just got a letter from CA claiming that he did not file CA state income taxes and they want their money.

Did the letter have a stamp on it, or an IOU?
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