The Shipment of California Jobs to Texas — What Can Be Done?!

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By Herman B. Bouma, Esq.  

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, D.C. 

May 2, 2011. This just in: Concerned about the shipment of California jobs to Texas, the California State Legislature today passed legislation imposing current, worldwide income taxation on every corporate group headed by a California corporation, thus subjecting such a group to current taxation on its income earned worldwide, including in Texas. The Governor indicated he will sign the legislation, stating, "It is high time we repeal the tax breaks and loopholes for shipping California jobs to Texas."

May 2, 2016. This just in: Recently released statistics indicate that the number of corporate groups headed by California corporations has dropped precipitously over the last five years. The statistics also indicate that those California-headed corporate groups still remaining are having a difficult time competing with other corporate groups. Members of the California State Legislature expressed surprise at the findings.

May 2, 2017. This just in: Dazed but undaunted, the California State Legislature today passed legislation imposing current, worldwide taxation on every corporation in the world, and instructing the Governor to take over the world in order to ensure compliance. The Governor indicated he will sign the legislation and expressed every confidence in the ability of the California Highway Patrol to carry out its new mission.

This commentary also will appear in the April 2011 issue of BNA's Tax Management International Journal.  For more information, in BNA's Tax Management Portfolios, see Isenbergh, 900 T.M., Foundations of U.S. International Taxation,  and in Tax Practice Series, see ¶7110, U.S. International Taxation — General Principles.