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If you didn't live in CA, and you physically did not work there, you don't have to file a return there just because the company paying you is based there. However, you do have to file a return if they accidentally withheld taxes for that state. If this happens, ask the company to stop withholding CA taxes.
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I was told by the my company "they are not a Texas company or registered to do business in Texas" and they would have to continue taking out taxes. Does that sound right?
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It doesn't sound right because you do not live or work in CA. If they continue to withhold CA taxes, you do have to file a CA non-resident return. My best advice would be to contact someone in payroll or human resources, preferably a supervisor or manager, as opposed to a clerk to see what can be done about it.
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