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This isn't entirely new. NY has taken several very aggressive positions regarding what income is subject to state taxation and has won most, if not all, of them. For instance, if you are employed within NYS but telecommute from another state, your income is still subject to NY taxation unless your employer requires you to work out-of-state. Similarly, work done by an independent contractor who lived out-of-state and did most of his work out-of-state had all of the contracting income subjected to NY tax because it was found that the work was done out-of-state for the convenience of the contractor, not the necessity of the hiring firm.

FWIW, the author of that blog post obviously doesn't know much about taxes when she questions the right of one state to tax income which has already been taxed by another state. It is well established that it is possible to be taxed as a resident simultaneously by more than one state since each state is able to create its own rules defining residency. I'm also a bit surprised that her editors at the Atlantic would let her lift such a long section of a Wall Street Journal article written by another without crediting the original source.
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