[QUOTE=Chief Seadog;180885]The “Amtrak Law” applies to interstate transportation workers. It does not apply to intrastate transportation workers. If you work in-state only, state income taxes could be withheld.[/QUOTE]
Well, in my case, I was living in Florida at the time. Took a job based in San Francisco and ran up and down the west coast hauling barges between Washington and California. . . and I still had CA state tax withheld. . . had to file CA Income tax. By CA state tax laws, I would have only had 8 cents as a refund. Wasn’t worth filing. . . my tax consultant? My father, who at the time was an attorney for the CA Franchise Tax Board. . . CA income tax laws are geared to capture the money made by those that come into CA in the entertainment industry. Was the company wrong for withholding my taxes? You bet. Was a one month job so I lived with it. I will have to say that the same company did NOT withhold any LA state income tax when I lived and worked there. . .