Ok. So basically our combined income will be considered "community", correct? I don't know. That's the issue here, and probably one for the lawyers.With one spouse in a community property state and one not, I don't know how to determine community property income.Now, I am a little unclear about your above statement "If it's community income, it goes 1/2 to each spouse.". Does that mean if I have a cap gain of say $x for the year, I show half of it (my portion) on our CA return, i.e. $x/2? Or do I show all of it? Well, all of it will go in the worldwide income column, and 1/2 will go in the CA source income column. From a practical standpoint, 1/2 if it is taxable to CA.I just want to get to the moral of the whole story here. Can I save anything at all or nothing?Yes, a savings is definitely possible. There are three possibilities. -Your separate income. Fully taxable to CA.-Community income. 1/2 taxable to CA.-Your wife's separate income. Not taxable to CA.--Peter
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