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Unless you can show that you will have a loss on the sale, the sales price is below $100,000 or that you are using the 1031 Exchange the withholding will apply in California.Here is a link to the California guidelines if you would like to read themhttps://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/misc/1016.pdf
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What is the withholding rate?
The withholding rate is 3 1/3 percent of the total sale price, or an optional gain on sale withholding based on the maximum tax rate on the gain on sale as follows:
• 9.3 percent for individuals.
• 8.84 percent for corporations.
• 10.84 percent for banks and financial corporations.
• 1.5 percent for S corporations.
• 3.5 percent for financial S corporations.
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