Your Life

Your Life

Major life milestones often have a major tax impact. Changes in your marital status, having a baby or adopting a child can have significant impact on your taxes. This is the place to ask questions about dependents, real estate, and other various scenarios that play a significant role in what taxes you pay.

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Registered: ‎02-19-2017

Moved to California

I lived in NY in Jan '16 and moved to CA in Feb '16 to start a new job. I was unemployed in NY in Jan. Do I include NY as partial resident or just list as a CA resident for all of '16? How should I file since I had no income in NY?

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Posts: 6,191
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: Moved to California

Hi branoats,


Welcome to the H&R Block community.


You are a part-year resident of California because you established residence there after the beginning of the year.  So you'll have a part-year resident return for California although all of your income will need to be reported on it.  Because you did not have any income from New York sources you do not need to file a NY state return.


If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.



Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)