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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

The FAQs on the California State Teachers Retirement Site says that California is not allowed to tax nonresidents. But I receive a pension from CA and CT. Is there state tax on the CA income?
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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

You only pay tax on your retirement income in your state of residence regardless of who pays it or where the deferred compensation was actually earned.  Public Law 104-95 (P.L. 104-95)  prevents any state from taxing income from certain pensions and deferred compensation plans paid to individuals who are not residents or domiciliaries of that state.

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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

You only pay tax on your retirement income in your state of residence regardless of who pays it or where the deferred compensation was actually earned.  Public Law 104-95 (P.L. 104-95)  prevents any state from taxing income from certain pensions and deferred compensation plans paid to individuals who are not residents or domiciliaries of that state.

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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

Okay, so I don't fill out a CA tax form. But do I include the CA pension numbers in the CT form? I see that I'm allowed a 25% "discount" on the taxable amount of the pension income. Does that mean 25% of the total of the two pensions, or just the actual CT amount?
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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

Correct- CT only and you do get the 25% on both pensions.
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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

Very helpful! Thanks.

I have another question on a different matter. Should I ask it here, or start new?
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Not sure if I'm supposed to file a return with California as well as Connecticut. I receive teacher pensions from both states. I reside in CT.

If you do not mind, post it new!  Thanks
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