I have been a non-resident of Massachusetts for the entire of 2013 while my spouse has been a resident. Also we jointly own a real estate property in the state.
In that case, while filing taxes through turbo tax, it only allows us to select one option for both of us since we use "Married Filing Jointly" option for our federal taxes. Turbo tax selects the Non-Resident option based on my name being the first one on the form.
The questions that I have are as below:
- Is this correct?
- Is there a way for both of us to file different Mass state taxes based on our individual residency or do we just have to either pick one?
- Which one is more suitable to use in this case?