Tiger Woods: Tax Rates Drove His California to Florida Move

While the Florida Senate majority office is busy trying to lure golfer Phil Mickelson to Florida via Twitter, they could add the comments of a notorious Jupiter Island resident to the sales pitch.

Fellow golfer Tiger Woods told reporters at a press conference Tuesday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif., that he moved from the Golden State to the Sunshine State in 1996 in search of better tax rates.

“I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason,” Woods told reporters.

On Sunday, Mickelson said he will need to make “dramatic changes” because of the taxes he faces due to the voter-approved Proposition 30 that hikes California’s income tax rate from 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent on those making more than $1 million a year, while his federal tax bracket grows from 35 percent to 39.6 percent.

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate majority office tweeted to Mickelson: “We hear you on taxes! Florida has no income tax & some of the world's best golf courses.”

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Joe Olongapo
12:33AM JAN 24TH 2013
Dot, your exactly right. Sooner or later the house of cards that the liberal, give them everything, policy makers in California have built will destroy the state.
1:49PM JAN 23RD 2013
It's a no-brainer. If a state thinks it can confiscate wealth to the point where combined taxes on rich people approach 60%, then those people, who have a disproportionate effect on tax receipts, will take action. Punish smart people for earning a lot of money and they will remove themselves from the source of punishment.

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