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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

 
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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

No, if you are performing the work in Texas and you live in Texas, then you are not liable for California taxes.  The only situation in that scenario where you would need to file is if CA taxes were withheld from your check while you were working in Texas.  

Here are some more descriptive explanations of your scenario:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4776808

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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

Is this also the same as living in FL and working remotely with a company in CA?
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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

Yes, if you are performing the work in FL, then you do not need to file a CA return for the income you earned working in FL.  What matters is where you earned the income, not where your employer is located.
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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

I thought Cali has pretty strict Telecommuter rules... <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/nonresidents-working-remotely-for-california-businesse...>


Note, this entire analysis assumes the nonresident is an employee of a California firm.  If the nonresident is an independent contractor, different rules applies.  Specifically, even if the independent contractor never set foot in California, if he is performing services for a California customer, he is likely “doing business in California,” which falls under a totally different set of stringent, complex rules, and which usually result in a tax liability of some sort.  This problem also applies to out-of-state entities that perform services to California customers.  See “Internet-Based Companies and ‘Doing Business’ in California: Be Careful What Your Website Says About You,” for an overview of those rules.
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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

Thank you.  I think I'm ok not filing since I'm not performing a service to CA customers. I'm just doing bookkeeping.

 

 

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If I live in Texas and work remotely for a company in California, do I need to pay taxes in California? Box 15 on my w2 says TX.

Thank you!

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