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Questions tagged [california]

for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products for the state of California. California is a state within the 50 state union of the United States.

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What's the tax on a hobby orchard?

Say I harvest crop as a hobby on my land, and it's less than an acre. What's the tax on the crop income? In California.
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What is the “California SOS file number” and where do I find it?

My LLC's taxes are due soon and I want to pay the $800 annual tax here in California. I'm a little confused about something I'm supposed to write on the check: the "Calfirnia SOS file number". Google ...
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Foreign national currently working in U.S. & investing in 401(k) plan: How will taxes apply?

I am a foreign national currently working in USA. I am considering contributing around 5K to a 401K plan (with no employer match). I intend to return to my country in a few years (when I am in my 40s)....
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Is self-employed work performed out of state for a California organization “California source income?”

I recently received a request from the California Franchise Tax Board saying that they believe I need to file a tax return. I am a sole proprietor programmer, with a client in California who paid me ...
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Foreclosure debt still on the credit report

I went through a pretty nasty divorce in which my ex-wife got to keep the house. Eventually the house was foreclosed on and she eventually got evicted. However, my name (along with hers) was still ...
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Do I owe state taxes for a temporary (4 month) residence in California?

During 2012, I spent the first 4 months living in California while in a startup accelerator program. I had a California apartment lease with my name on it during that time. I earned income during ...
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what is a UPS/FedEx accepted physical address for the California Franchise Tax Board

I need to file my California tax returns but am living abroad. I was told that I can only use FedEx/UPS to send my tax returns, but the California Franchise Tax Board only has a PO box address where ...
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Opening 5 credit cards at once with no history to ruin, is it a good idea?

I have no credit. I'm a student, who has never had a credit card short of a secured card I had a few years ago that I was poorly advised to close, and now I'm trying to build credit. Conventional ...
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Can CA SDI be added to state and local income taxes on 1040 NR Schedule A?

Can I add CA SDI to State and Local Income taxes on 1040 NR Schedule A? I understand a NRA has to file 1040 NR and has to itemize the deductions. I know that CA SDI can be added to State and local ...