According to recently released data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) California lost $27 billion in tax revenues over the past decade due to residents moving to other states. From 1999 to 2009, California was the state with the second greatest tax revenue loss resulting from interstate migration. Other top tax revenue losers include New York, Illinois, and New Jersey. The state with the greatest boost in tax revenue due to U.S. migration over the past decade is Florida, which gleaned $70 billion, followed by Arizona and Texas.

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