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Sourcing of Income to California and “Economic Nexus” Consequences for Nonresidents
When it comes to the taxation of nonresidents, the California tax agencies—the Franchise Tax Board and the Office of Tax Appeals (“OTA”)—have held that a nonresident business owner, who never set foot in California (hereafter, the “State”), owed personal income taxes to the State. This is based on application of rules that look to the place where customers receive the benefit of services, not where services are performed. These rules differ greatly from the state sourcing rules that apply to income of employees.