State ResidenceQuick, Simple question: I currently live in Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, or California. If I sell my home and move to Australia and apply for residence there, do I still need to pay US State Income Tax? I already know that the IRS charges federal income tax on my worldwide income, and usually states do too. But how long do I need to be gone before I am no longer "a resident" for State Income Tax purposes? Also, does this answer change if I still own a home in the state?
Once you stop working or living in a state, you no longerr have any obligation to that state.
That is different for the US federal in which as long as you are a US citizen, you owe the US taxes.
You have to have not lived in a specific state for at least one day and be a resident somewhere else for your ties to be broken.
However, if you were a resident on January 1, 2012, and you moved away on January 2 or any time thereafter in the current year, you MAY have to file a tax return for that part of the year you were a state resident. So, move today, but a final return may be due on April 15.
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