I live and work in CA for an employer in San Francisco, but I travel often to FL and work there remotely for a total of perhaps 2-3 months a year. Am I supposed to pay state income taxes to CA during those months even though I am earning income and working in FL?

  • Does this question address your concern? money.stackexchange.com/questions/117522/…
    – dwizum
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 20:24
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    @dwizum it does not. The question you referenced talks about business deductions when traveling to other states. I am asking about how W2 income is taxed at the state level when I travel to other states
    – jgozal
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 20:27

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The good news is, Florida doesn't have a state income tax, so you owe Florida nothing.

The bad news is, California's tax law says that you're taxed on all income earned from the State while you're a resident or part-time resident (which you appear to qualify as)


TL;DR: You owe Cali taxes 365 days a year on all income generated from a source in the State of California (IE your job).

If you were less lucky, you might owe taxes in two states at the same time as a part-time resident of one and an earner in another.

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    that's what I thought. Thank you!
    – jgozal
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 20:38
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    I can personally confirm that this answer is correct. In my case it was CA and TX. Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 20:41

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