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Employee working in CA with resident address in GA [on hold]

I have an employee that is a resident of GA but it is working physically in CA. I know I need to pay UI taxes in CA for the employee, but as far as State PIT withholding, I don't know if I should ...
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Do I have to pay New York City tax if I earn my salary Upstate New York?

I am an undergraduate, whose permanent address (parents' address) is in New York City, going to school in Upstate NY. I live out of NYC 10 months a year and do not work while I am in NYC. Since my ...
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How should I respond to an IL 2012 “Notice of Proposed Tax Due”?

I received today a "Notice of Proposed Tax Due" for Illinois, alleging: Tax Due: $738.00 Penalty Due: $111.00 Interest Due: $34.00 This seems suspicious to me; I have been meticulous with taxes and ...
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How do I take the state sales tax deduction if my spouse lives in another state?

My wife and I live in two different states, and I'm currently in the process of filing our 2014 income tax return. We are Married Filing Jointly. I have income from only the state that I live in, and ...
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First job! I need some DE 4 tax form help

I just got my first paying job and they need me to fill out the DE 4 for California income tax. And to be honest it's a little confusing. http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de4.pdf Firstly ...
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W-4 Allowances/Exemptions, how many am I entitled to?

I recently decided to correct my W-4 to minimize my tax refund. I reviewed my paycheck, publication 15, and state withholding instructions to understand the formula used to calculate the tax withheld. ...
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Self employed, putting away tax money

I am starting to get behind on taxes for my business and in an effort to catch up I'm putting profit towards the taxes. Where can I store it other than my bank? I'm worried I will spend the money, I ...
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Is it possible to use a 529 plan solely for myself, without any educational expenses?

I was setting up an Illinois 529 plan recently. Contributions to the plan are state income tax deductible up to $10,000 per tax payer per year. It got me thinking: What is to stop someone with no ...
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Which state gets taxes on money paid for previous year's work?

I moved from PA to IL at the very end of 2013. Because of this I thought my taxes were going to be easy, but I received a final check in January 2014, which included unused vacation time, etc., and ...
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Is it possible for state and federal taxes to already have been removed on a 1099-MISC?

I am a PhD student and receive a stipend from the university. I get a 1099-MISC for that money. On the 1099-MISC this year, there's an amount listed in box 4 and box 16 for federal and state, ...
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Can I deduct state and local taxes on a 1040A form?

I just finished filing my 1040A tax form when I read that I may be able to deduct state and local taxes from my federal filing. I can't tell though if there is a way to deduct this on a 1040A form or ...
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Contribute Federal and State withholdings to company 401k instead?

So I am attempting to devise a way to max my company retirement account. They offer 3% of my annual pay if I put in at least 6% of my annual pay. The problem is that I don't want to take a giant ...
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State income taxes

I work for a company based in Georgia but live in Florida and the company told me that they have to start deducting Georgia income tax even if I don't live or work in Georgia. Any way out of this?
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Capital Gains Tax for State of Iowa: No distinction between short-term vs long-term gains?

I'm trying to figure out how much (if at all) do I have to pay for some long-term (and short-term) capital gains made in 2014, to the State of Iowa (where I reside). This is the instruction given: ...
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Do I need to pay state tax if I lived in a state for less than a week?

I lived and worked in Washington state for the most of 2014. At the very end I moved to California on the 28th of December, so technically I lived three days in the state of California (being ...
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Moving to a state where my employer has no business set up - implications?

I am moving to Colorado, where my company (based in NY and FL) does not have an office. I will still be employed by them, but working from my home in CO. What are the tax implications for the ...
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Should I file an amended return as I wrongly filed Form 1040 instead of Form 1040 NR?

I filed my taxes through an agent for the year 2014 but the agent filed using Form 1040 and I found out from other sources that I had to file Form 1040 NR, as in 2014, I was in the U.S. for only last ...
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Florida remote work for a Georgia based company

I live and work 100% in Florida for a Georgia based company and they are charging me state taxes on my remote projects in the states those projects are in being North Carolina, Wisconsin and Arkansas. ...
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How can I file this year's tax return if I haven't got the refund from last year's return?

Here's my situation: For the year of 2013, I did not file my federal return within April 15th deadline (I did not owe any taxes, and I was waiting for my wife to get her SSN so that I could file a ...
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As non-resident of NJ, should I mention all my earnings on NJ tax return?

I am confused. If anyone's from New Jersey and knows this please answer. On the NJ-1040NR form, the income needs to be stated at line 14 in two columns, one earned in state and one from everywhere. ...
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Do tax preparers have to report findings of illegal activities to any IRS?

Do tax preparers have to report findings/suspicions of illegal activities —e.g. failure to file for multiple years— of clients or even potential clients (seeking advice) to either Federal and/or any ...
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What's the proper way of dividing income/deductions wages between two states?

I started 2014 living in WA and working there. Starting on March 15 2014 I got a new job in CA and started working there. However for about three more month my family was still living in WA and was ...
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How to fill L1 of California 540NR Schedule D as a part-year resident?

Do I need to fill in all the transactions in the entire year? Or just the transactions happened when I was a CA resident and CA source transactions? If it's the former, why doesn't CA ask a copy of ...
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Where to find information about taxes in order to compare job offers?

I've been offered a few jobs in the U.S., and being a foreigner I really don't know how to calculate my take-home pay. One is a job offer in NYC with a base salary of 100k, a yearly target bonus of ...
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Paid extra tax. Do I need to get a corrected 1099G?

I got a state income tax refund for tax year 2013 from the state of Maryland last year (2014). That refund is correctedly stated on the 1099G I received. However, subsequent to getting the refund, ...
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How do I deduct state tax overpayment when going from “married filing jointly” to “single”

In 2013 I was married filing jointly. We had underpaid our state taxes by $24,000 so we wrote a check to the state for $24,000. In 2014 we divorced, and are filing separately. The $24,000 can be ...
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Can I deduct the full amount of a rental loss in two states?

Last October I moved from California to Connecticut, converting my primary residence to a rental. I didn't get it rented out until December, so I ended up with a loss for the year. My California ...
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State tax issues for NJ resident with DC tax withheld, and likely refunded

Please help this NJ resident with a state tax question. I live, own property, am employed and vote in NJ. In 2014 I traveled to & worked in DC about 70 business days, always staying in hotels. ...
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Potential to live in one of two states: Which is better for optimizing income?

I have accepted a new job on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that I will start this summer, but I will have the option to live in either Maryland or Delaware (about the same commute either way). I'll be ...
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Not receiving a tax refund because local taxes weren't withheld on my paycheck?

For instance, if the local New York City tax wasn't taken out of my paycheck, does that directly affect my tax refund? From what I understand the calculation for a tax refund is dependent on whether ...
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Is state tax based on work location or home location

I live in NJ but work in NYC. Which state tax should I pay? Is there a separate city tax as well?
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Working from home in Vermont as W2 employee for employer in California. Need I file a CA tax return?

I work for a company registered in CA; they have no offices in my state. I'm a W2 employee and they are withholding taxes for VT, where I reside. Will I need to file a CA income tax return? This ...
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Should I treat HSA as taxable or non-taxable in deciding on bonds if my state does tax it?

If my home state of California taxes the gains in HSA, should I use tax-efficient investments (for example Muni bonds), or should I assume that the market arbitrage on the taxable accounts so using ...
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Calculating underpayment penalty for Maryland state taxes

I am trying to determine if I am going to owe an underpayment penalty on my Maryland state taxes for tax year 2014. Form 4502UP (http://forms.marylandtaxes.com/current_forms/502up.pdf) states that ...
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College 529 plan and state taxes

I live in PA, do you know if I enroll in 529 plan before the end of the year and contribute some amount, will I get State tax refund in 2014? I usually owe 0$ on state taxes. I understand if I owed ...
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Employer 1099 Pointing to the Old Address Instead of New Address [closed]

Maybe I did not explain the situation correctly. My wife was in TEXAS but the company used her old address (California) address in the 1099 forms. What can I do to remedy the situation?
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Live in Florida, but work 100% remotely for a Virginia company. Do I owe VA state income tax?

I am moving to Florida in a couple weeks. I will be working 100% remotely for a company that is based in Virginia. Will I still have to pay state income tax to Virginia? Do I have to notify my ...
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Am I required to file a Georgia tax return?

I've been employed by a Georgia-based company since 2009, but living in Kansas and working from home. All this time I have only ever filed a Kansas (and Federal) tax return. However, an answer to ...
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Do I live in a state for tax purposes if my permanent home is in another state?

I lived in New Jersey for 20 years, but relocated to New York on 9/1/2013. I still own my house in NJ, my car is registered there, and almost all of my business for 2013 (except health insurance) is ...
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Do you have to pay New York State Income Tax if you live in New York but work remotely for a Florida based company?

If an employee lives in New York, works independently on project for a Florida based company. No state tax in Florida. Does employee have to pay New York State tax?
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Owing state tax Interest and a result of living in Maryland and working in Virginia

In 2013 I've worked in Virginia and lived in Maryland the entire year. My wife worked in Maryland. My employer withheld state taxes for Virginia (I asked my employer whether he could withhold my ...
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How are part-year California resident income taxes calculated?

For the sake of simplicity, let's suppose that a person's total yearly income is $100,000, all as W2 wages from the same employer. That person lived in one state from January 1 - June 30, and then ...
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When is money in a private stock sale considered income for tax purposes?

I am planning on moving outside of New York state, and I am also selling some shares of stock. The actual papers were submitted and dated before I will leave New York, but the actual wire transfer of ...
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US Tax: Can I modify my state tax return after submitting?

This is the situation I find myself in: I'm a student on F-1 visa, and my wife has been staying with me on a F-2 visa since the last year I wanted to file a married tax return, so as to get the tax ...
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I gave an incorrect account number to pay my income taxes

I used TurboTax to prepare and e-file my federal and New York State tax returns. I owed money on both and I elected to have the amounts debited from a savings account. When the transactions never ...
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Amend 540 to 540NR (California State Tax)

A few of my friends and I are on F1 Visa and had to file our 1040NR and 540NR tax return forms. We used the e-file option at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/ to file our state tax and it had generated a 540 ...
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K-1-P (or Equivalent) from Multiple States

In 2012 and 2013, I worked for a company (LLC) that awarded me shares in the company as a form of compensation (edit: the shares were issued in early 2013). I have since left the company and they ...
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Do I have to pay state taxes on income not earned while living or working in that state?

[All values are approximate] I moved to Pennsylvania, from Maine, last June 1st. I ceased all residency and employment in Maine on the 31st of May. In doing my taxes this year (using HR Block ...
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How do I properly file state income taxes for a 1099-B that has an out-of-state address?

I have a brokerage account with my old address on it from a different state (New York) than my current residence. Therefore the 1099-B and 1099-DIV were issued with the old address on it and I assume ...
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Why do I have to pay Georgia state tax when I work in South Carolina?

I live in Georgia and worked in South Carolina. When I did my tax return, it says I get a refund from South Carolina but have to pay a state tax in Georgia. Can somebody explain this please?