Jun 15, 2012, 07:21 PM
I am retired and do not work. I live in Costa Rica. I am in the process of moving to Georgia. I will be there for about 3 months during the remainder of 2012. I do not have a checking account in Georgia but I do own a piece of property there and will pay property tax. My only income comes from a pension in Calif that goes to my Calif account. I am not taxed in Calif because I do not live there. I only pay federal tax on my pension. Since I live in Costa Rica and will only be visiting Georgia for about three months during the remainder of 2012, do I have to file a tax form there? Once I move there in Jan 2013 full time, I understand that my Calif pension will be taxed. How does one officially become recognized as a Georgia resident? What triggers that?