LifeinAsia - 6:30 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
If your official residence is in one state but you have a "vacation" or second home or apartment in another state then as far as I know you're taxed on where your residence is.
True, but if you spend 99% of your time at your "vacation" home, it ain't gonna fly.
About CA being a community property state...doesn't that only apply for divorces?
Nope- taxes too.
Anyway just trying to figure out what's best for me to do here while I still have the option. I really hate giving more than 50% of my income away...
If you really don't want to pay the taxes, then your best bet is to move to another state. Such is ones of the "prices" for living in CA (in addition to the ridiculous home prices, high sales taxes, and whiplash from looking at scantilly clad models on every streeet corner). Oh, and don't forget about the numerous Federal deductions that CA doesn't allow for your state income tax returns.