CA pisses me off

JonCanfield

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I just got hit with a 1300 late tax bill from California. For money I earned while we lived in WA. I get it if I lived here and worked there, but we didn't. And of course, they waited 5 years to bill me so it had some nice interest charges.
Bastards.
 

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Is it a legit bill? What does your tax person say?
Sadly, it is legit. CA seems to think you're lucky enough to live here, you should pay us for the privilege - even if you lived and earned in a different state for 8 of the 12 months
 

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I had similar deal happen when moving from TX to CA in the past. I don’t understand how a state with state income tax can tax you for wages not earned in said state.
I don't either, but if you don't pay it, they garnish your wages. I had sent in a protest, got a letter saying someone would be in touch. Now, 2 weeks later, it's a collection notice.
When I do retire, we're not staying. It's sad, Kathy & I are both CA natives, but the place ain't what it used to be
 

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I got a letter from the IRS stating that because I defaulted on a Sears Canada store card, and that money was supplied by the Chase Manhattan Bank, it was considered income and I owed taxes on it. In my small, but comfy Canadian apartment, I tore it up and tossed it.
 

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I got a letter from the IRS stating that because I defaulted on a Sears Canada store card, and that money was supplied by the Chase Manhattan Bank, it was considered income and I owed taxes on it. In my small, but comfy Canadian apartment, I tore it up and tossed it.

Do you have US citizenship? Or are they just hoping you mail money to anyone who asks.
 

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Just looking for a sucker is my guess. Canadian citizen, Canadian resident. They didn't have shit.
PM me your address and we’ll test the theory. Just in case. :laugh2:

Seriously. Idiots.
 

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I paid my local taxes for the year __ but kept getting small amount nonsense bills for fees that I couldn't even look up . they recently sent me another bill for " processing paperwork " to collect the other fees :eek2:

$220 that I'm not going to pay . but I have a funny feeling that they'll end up getting it somehow



Pennsylvania still has a number of Commonwealth Laws , which create a set of loopholes that allow this nonsense fVckery to keep happening
 

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When I moved out of New York City (and state), I could set my watch by the demand letters for ~$20K that I would get from the NYS revenue office. I'd politely responded "Go **** yourselves, I haven't worked a day in New York all year and have the records to prove it." I never gave them a dime.

I recently came across an app that helps you prove your residency for tax sh*t like this.

I am thinking of moving to Puerto Rico (no federal income tax), where you pay (if you do it right) about 4% in taxes. I'd have to be physically in PR at least a portion of 153 days a year...or maintain no other residence outside of PR, during the year.
 

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I got a letter from the IRS stating that because I defaulted on a Sears Canada store card, and that money was supplied by the Chase Manhattan Bank, it was considered income and I owed taxes on it. In my small, but comfy Canadian apartment, I tore it up and tossed it.
The're going to send you to Vietnam..
 


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