Texas Ho! Charles Schwab Saddles-Up For January Stampede Into New Headquarters

Texas Ho! Charles Schwab Saddles-Up For January Stampede Into New Headquarters

Charles Schwab is finally joining the likes of Tesla, Oracle, HP and Palantir – all of which have left heavily-taxed California for Texas, where the personal income tax rate is zero, and employees can afford to spend the rest of their COVID-19 lockdown without hearing their neighbors argue on the other side of a shared wall.

Announced in November 2019, the company is just days away from embarking on their January 1st move as part of a $26 billion merger with TD Ameritrade – abandoning their San Francisco headquarters for a 70-acre campus in Dallas-Fort Worth that boasts 500,000 square-feet of office space. The campus was estimated to cost around $100 million, while the Ameritrade merger is expected to be completed in 2H20 with full integration expected within 12-36 months.

In November,  Schwab chairman and founder Charles Schwab noted that one of the drivers in the move out of California was the high cost of doing business in the state, “…the costs of doing business here are so much higher than some other place.”

Estimated cost savings are in the 20% range, or $2 billion within three years. In other words, their new campus will pay for itself within months.

California, meanwhile, is going to run out of things to tax.

Tyler Durden
Tue, 12/29/2020 – 17:45

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