OK let me make sure I'm with you here ... You're talking about California taxing the pension as income?
State income tax, right?
OK, I still don't see you coming into the chat here, so I'll answer generally, assuming you're asking about California State income tax on your pension:
Pleas don't shoot the messenger here, but in the FTN publication 2005 is says the following:
California Residents Receivingan Out-of-State PensionIn General alifornia residents are taxed on ALL income, includingCincome from sources outside California. Therefore, a pensionattributable to services performed outside California butreceived after you became a California resident is taxable in itsentirety by California.
Here'a the publication: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2011/11_1005.pdf
Ok, thank you for the info. I guess I will be paying the 4,000 in taxes.
So sorry, California is very aggressive in this way