Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.
Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. If you do not live in California you do not have to pay tax to California on your pension. This is true even though you worked in California to earn the pension. There's a federal law
that prohibits states
from taxing pensions from work performed in the state, unless the worker still resides in that state. Therefore, the only tax you have to worry about paying is to Arizona.
So, you don't need CA tax withheld from your monthly pension.
Please let me know if you need anything else additional. Thanks again for using JustAnswer.com and have a great day.
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