Q: I live in Henderson, Nv but i travel to California 3 days a week for work, do I have to pay California state taxes?
A: The main issue would be to determine residency in California, because Residency is significant because it determines how income is taxed by California. The underlying theory of residency is that you are a resident of the place where you have the closest
The following list shows some of the factors you can
use to help determine your residency status. Since your
residence is usually the place where you have the closest
ties, you should compare your ties to California with your
ties elsewhere. In using these factors, it is the strength
of your ties, not just the number of ties, that determines
your residency. This is only a partial list of the factors to
consider. No one factor is determinative. Consider all
the facts of your particular situation to determine your
Factors to consider are as follows:
1) Amount of time you spend in California versus amount of time you spend outside California.
2) Location of your spouse/RDP and children.
3) Location of your principal residence.
4) State that issued your driver’s license.
5) State where your vehicles are registered.
6) State in which you maintain your professional licenses.
7) State in which you are registered to vote.
8) Location of the banks where you maintain accounts.
9) The origination point of your financial transactions
10) Location of your medical professionals and other healthcare providers (doctors, dentists etc.), accountants and attorneys.
11) Location of your social ties, such as your place of worship, professional associations, or social and country clubs of which you are a member.
12) Location of your real property and investments.
13) Permanence of your work assignments in California.
Note: In addition, see the state designation on your W-2 form, and state income tax withholding.
Chances are that items number 1, 9, 13 and Note: will have a higher weigh on the determination. Please consult tax attorney with more facts for a better answer. Good luck.
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