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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Single Member CA LLC moving to WA keeping CA client - residency and work outside of CA

I have a CA Single Member LLC and do work for a California client. Contract work is between client and LLC. I move from CA to WA and establish residency there. I perform ALL work outside of CA. ...
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Is my contribution to corporate housing tax deductible?

My residence is in NY but my company moved me to CA for a temporary assignment (one year). They are providing corporate housing but I still have to contribute approximately $900/month. Is the $900/...
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Risks of initiating Voluntary Classification Settlement Program?

I just found that it is illegal for Employer to give form 1099 to workers who could potentially be classified as Employees. Also, Employer can end up being punished with imprisonment and/or heavy ...
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If my business is under FTB audit, can I close my old bank account?

We plan to switch from Bank A to Bank B and we are currently under Franchise Tax Board audit. We also recently realized that account in Bank A is with outdated EIN that we forgot to update to SSN when ...
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Back in 2011 instead of form 565 filed 568 by mistake. How to fix this?

In 2010 we correctly filed form 565, because we were general partnership. However, in 2011 we filed by mistake form 568 (the LLC form). Starting from 2012 we have correctly filed as sole ...
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First job! I need some DE 4 tax form help

I just got my first paying job and they need me to fill out the DE 4 for California income tax. And to be honest it's a little confusing. http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de4.pdf Firstly ...
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Retiring to Europe from California-Implications for taxes, drivers license & voting

I retired & moved to Italy April 2018. I will be living in Europe for at least ten years. In filling out my California state tax form, there was a question regarding whether I moved out of the ...
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No provision for beneficiary at HSBC

Background: My wife and I live in California (if that matters) and have a living trust. My wife and I recently opened an online savings account at HSBC. APY is 2.01 which was the motivation. HSBC ...
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CA taxes on invesment income for part time-resident

I lived outside of the US from July 2016 - November 22d of 2017. All my income from this period is investment income. My understanding is that because it is investment income it does not qualify for ...
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Can my landlord raise my rent for switching to a month-to-month lease?

When I first rented my apartment in Los Angeles 3 years ago, it was not rent-controlled. It had a clause saying my rent would increase by $600 per month if I went month-to-month, with a $600 fee to ...
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Who is responsible for verifying seller of property has authority to sell?

I recently purchased a condominium and am now in a situation where my ownership of the condominium is being questioned. The sale was a probate sale where the previous owner passed away and the sale ...
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Co-owning a house, what happens during chapter 7 bankruptcy?

My mother-in-law is considering filing chapter 7 for her small business. She has about $100,000 debt. Her only asset is a house that she and my wife bought as joint-tenant worth about $700,000 with ...
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Should CA sales tax be charged to vehicle lessee on the portion of capitalized cost reduction from a federal rebate?

Should California sales tax be charged to a vehicle lessee (at inception of lease) on the portion of the capitalized cost reduction that is 'paid for' by a federal rebate? Background: certain ...
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What tax forms should I file for my new, 2016 LLC?

I'm the only member (owner). 2016 is the first year (year of incorporation). There were expenses (~$16k) but no income. My plan is to file the 568 by March 15th but not file any federal corporate ...
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Should I add (prorated) $5000 tax treaty exempt in state tax report?

I am a F1 visa Chinese student. I did 4 months intern in California in 2016, and spent the rest of the year as TA back in school in Idaho. So I have W-2 forms from both CA and ID. Now I am confused ...
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Do I have to file California tax return for worldwide income?

I'm a new immigrant (green card) to US, and not live in California yet. I use my friend's home in CA as the mailing address for receiving my letters, packages, and California ID. I plan to move to ...
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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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Do I have the right to insist on my options being 100% vested if they are for work already performed last year?

I am getting some stock options for work I already finished last year, but they said it needs to vest for tax reasons. My lawyer said I don't have to pay taxes until I exercise my options which ...
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Unemployment eligibility for U.S. citizen working overseas for California based company

I received word I will be getting laid off at the end of the year. I currently work overseas for a California based company. I am a U.S. citizen and will be returning to CA (my home state) due to ...
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Procedure to mail 1040NR-EZ, 540NR from outside of US

I have to mail my federal and state tax returns 1040NR-EZ and 540NR to IRS and FTB, CA respectively from India? What are the mailing addresses and which is the best courier service to choose to ensure ...
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1099'd Telecommuter - I work by phone from SC with CA company - who gets state tax?

I am a 1099'd telecommuter that used to live in California. I moved to South Carolina in 2017. I need to file 2017 taxes with 4 months in CA, 8 months in SC. In 2018 I will need to file 12 months in ...
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Callifornia LLC: how to pick calendar vs fiscal year for filing Form 568?

As title says, how do I pick calendar vs fiscal year for filing Form 568? I called the FTB, who told me to call the Secretary of State, who then told me to call the FTB.. Now I'm here. I Googled as ...
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Worked on internship on student visa but employer asking me to fill form W-9

I worked for a startup company in California on F-1 CPT for two months in 2016. The CEO gave me personal check for salary payment. He hasn't given me W-2 as of yet and upon contacting him I came to ...
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Filling tax forms as a Non-Resident Alien paid as an independent contractor

This summer 2016, I was hired as a software engineer for an internship in California. I am a student and came under a J-1 visa. I fail the SPT so I am a non-resident alien (NRA). I was paid as an ...
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As a US Green Card holder, California resident and German citizen, is investing in European investment funds permitted?

I am a resident of California and a citizen of Germany (green card holder). Is it permitted for me to have money invested in European investment funds? I was told that I'm only allowed to invest in ...
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Are individuals required to report payments to independent contractors (1099) to CA EDD?

A friend is issuing 1099-MISC as an individual for payments to an independent contractor over $600 during last year. Should he also report those payments to CA state?
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Claiming FSA money for a nanny share?

We are two families (A & B) going for a nanny share (1 child each). A will be the principal employer where her paystubs come from (children will always stay at A's house, A has the insurance and ...
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How to limit potential web based income earned in the USA and overseas from California high taxes

I am an English Lady who has just got her green card and I want to set up a web based Life Coaching business, with Worldwide retreats 2/3 times a year. I live in California and want to keep my Tax ...
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I am trying to estimate the upper-end of taxes on an LLC in California, is this math on track?

Let's say I am an LLC owner in California, with annual profits equal to $1M USD. The business is an online business that makes B2B software sales nationally, but is based in CA. My understanding is ...
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Inherited deferred comp by minors - tax advantageous approach

If minors who are not currently earning income were listed as beneficiaries on a deferred comp plan and owner of that plan passed away at age 63, what's the right approach to minimize taxes. From ...
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Income tax filing for F-1 OPT student non-resident in California

I am an international student currently working full time on F-1 OPT status. In 2014, I worked as an intern for 3 months in California. I am confused if I should be filing 540NR short form or long ...
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How much will my property taxes go up after new construction

Here is the situation: This is in California My family's home was bought 10 years ago at $1,000,000, they are paying over $10,000 in taxes every year. The current market value of the home is around ...
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Rights as joint tenant paying mortgage

In California, my husband and I bought a home in which we are still paying the mortgage. His family (mom, dad and sister) are not paying anything on the mortgage but all 5 names are on the deed. If ...
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Can't file taxes probably due to ITIN -> SSN change

I get the following error while filing married filing jointly taxes in California via TaxAct (electronically, paperless): Rule Number: F540/NR/NRS/2EZ-230 Rule Number Description: There is an ...
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Trading or Investing on Equities Annual Taxing in California

Trading Imagine an individual trading account for 2018 fiscal year increased from ~$100K to ~$200K Total amount of trading transactions were at >~$20M Imagine for a married couple with another ...
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California depreciation options for Rental house landscape

I can use Bonus depreciation (100% for 2018) on my federal taxes for my rental house landscape project, or depreciate it over 15 years. What are my options for California taxes, since they don't do ...
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How to report HSA capital loss on California tax returns, Schedule CA 540 form?

How do we report Capital losses on HSA for California State taxes form schedule 540? Do we need to attach Schedule D (of CA)?