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A California Plan To Chase Away The Rich, Then Keep On Stalking Them - Hank Adler

December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020 - Participants Include:

 

Hank Adler - Chapman University

John Richardson - @ExpatriationLaw

 

On December 18, 2020 Mr. Adler's article appeared on the Wall Street Journal began with:

"California’s Legislature is considering a wealth tax on residents, part-year residents, and any person who spends more than 60 days inside the state’s borders in a single year. Even those who move out of state would continue to be subject to the tax for a decade—a provision that calls to mind the Eagles’ famous “Hotel California” lyric: “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

 

You can read the complete article here ...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-california-plan-to-chase-away-the-rich-then-keep-stalking-them-11608331448?reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter

 

I am pleased to have interviewed Mr. Adler - a man with a wealth of experience in taxation and tax policy. If we sever the title of the Wall Street Journal article into two parts we see that:

1. On the one hand, California has a  - Plan To Chase Away The Rich - California tax policies are driving people away; and

2. On the the other hand California wants to  - Keep On Stalking Them -  California's proposed wealth tax purports to tax them on for ten years on their worldwide assets, which includes assets that have no connection to California and were acquired AFTER the individual moved from California.

This has many similarities to Exit taxes in general and the IRS Section 877A Expatriation Tax in particular.

By the way, those Canadians who winter in California and have sufficient assets would be subject to this proposed wealth tax!

 

 

 

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