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US Taxes: which home address?

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US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Chris » 07 Oct 2015, 23:54

On my US tax forms, should I use my permanent US address (really, my father's address), or my address in Taiwan?
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby tommy525 » 08 Oct 2015, 03:13

Chris wrote:On my US tax forms, should I use my permanent US address (really, my father's address), or my address in Taiwan?


I always used my Taiwan address as I claimed foreign earned income
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Abacus » 08 Oct 2015, 08:07

I used my Taiwan address and received follow up here. No problems.
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Chris » 08 Oct 2015, 13:06

Cool. Maybe that'll get California off my back, even though I haven't worked or earned money there since 1987.
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby tommy525 » 09 Oct 2015, 21:54

Chris wrote:Cool. Maybe that'll get California off my back, even though I haven't worked or earned money there since 1987.


I don't think you have to pay Calif taxes if you have Zero income derived from there.

It would be like paying Texas taxes if you gained zero bucks from there last year.

Especially if you have no property there either.
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Chris » 09 Oct 2015, 22:14

Theoretically.
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Abacus » 09 Oct 2015, 23:35

It could be that CA thinks the income is derived from there if he claims it as his address on his federal tax form. Obviously this doesn't include salaried work but could include investment income (which he theoretically has).
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby claimui » 16 Oct 2015, 18:45

tommy525 wrote:I don't think you have to pay Calif taxes if you have Zero income derived from there.


I think you do have to pay California taxes on out-of-state income if you are a California resident. Just like you would have to pay US taxes on foreign income if you are a US citizen/resident.

So the key question is whether you are a California resident or not. They can be pretty aggressive on that.
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Re: US Taxes: which home address?

Postby Abacus » 17 Oct 2015, 00:28

claimui wrote:
tommy525 wrote:I don't think you have to pay Calif taxes if you have Zero income derived from there.


I think you do have to pay California taxes on out-of-state income if you are a California resident. Just like you would have to pay US taxes on foreign income if you are a US citizen/resident.

So the key question is whether you are a California resident or not. They can be pretty aggressive on that.


This makes no sense at all. I think you mixing up the words citizen and resident. He is clearly a non-resident. They might be considering him as a California resident in the past since he was using a California address to file taxes though. Once he starts using his Taiwan address then he should be fine.
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