CA Resident: Opportunity to work remotely from WA until the end of the year. Should I change residency?
I have been a tax-paying resident of California for years. Starting in March 2020, due to COVID-19, my employer asked us to work remotely. I have been in Washington State with my partner ever since. It is likely that I will work remotely until the end of the year or even 2021.
Is it in my interest to change residency? WA does not have income tax, but CA does.
Since we are already almost in June, am I too late? Or can I declare that I was in WA since March?
My employer would still be based in CA. Would that work?
Do I actually have the obligation to change residency (drivers license, license plate, voter registration, etc.) if I am only planning to be in WA temporarily? If there is no tax benefit, I do not want to make my tax filing situation more complex. I can easily keep a postal address in CA to receive mail until I am back in 2021.