Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/State income tax


How does a state (CA) know that I've moved in and established domicile and now owe income tax? I haven't worked (retired) and my only income is a military pension and SS. How long does one live in a state to be required to pay state income tax?

How does... versus what is right are lightyears apart...

That said.. you are domiciled where you intend to live and where you do things that normal residents do...  register to vote. Obtain a driver license. Go to doctors. Go to church.

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