Friday, February 27, 2015
Though it is unclear whether tax related influences are the reason 55,000 individuals move from New York to Florida each year, New York is taking an aggressive stance on ex-New Yorkers when it comes to state taxes. The state puts the burden of proving non-New York residency on those that move and do not pay state income taxes, and in some cases that means proving location outside of the state for over half of the year down to each day. This can be a difficult task of trying to track down receipts and phone records to prove one's daily location.
See Bloomberg News, How New York Hunts Down Tax Refugees, Financial Advisor, Feb. 26, 2015.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.