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Subject: Re: Final Return? Date: 6/19/2011 8:25 PM
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My father recently passed away.

My condolences on your loss.

I would like to change the mailing address on his accounts to my address. I live in California and he lived in a different state. Will this case any problem with state income taxes?

No and yes.

No, just having a mailing address in another state does not make the income taxable by that state.

Yes, in that California has an information sharing program with the IRS. CA gets some tax return info for any return with a CA address. If they can't find a corresponding CA return, they will send you a letter asking you to explain what's going on. Just respond with what you said here, and CA will go away.

In short, CA will probably ask you to explain why you didn't file a CA return. Just tell them what's going on and they'll be happy.

--Peter
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