Texas statelineShortly after I moved to Texas from Washington, D.C., a federal judge called me about a potential conflict with a party in a lawsuit I just filed. Once the conflict was resolved, and recognizing I didn’t have a Texas accent, he asked if I was new to Texas and then welcomed me.  This was years ago and the numbers of those moving to Texas has only increased.  California, in particular, seems to generate many newly minted Texans.  The exodus from California is real and it involves high-profile moves like Elon Musk and hundreds of other Californians. The reasons for the exodus are usually cost of living and no state income taxes. However, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is notoriously aggressive and may not let you go quietly.  If you are new to Texas here is what you need to consider when making the breakup with California official.
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