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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 the tax information was sent to New York State's tax offices. Since I was not a resident of New York during the year, I do not rightfully owe New York any taxes for these gains. Can I just ignore this and file the taxes in my state of residence or do I have to fill out a New York return and adjust the income to $0?

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  • was there a year where you filled part year with NY state and your new state? Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 11:16
  • @mhoran_psprep No, I didn't bother doing that last year because my capital gains were so small, my taxes were low enough that it wasn't worth it.
    – drs
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 14:53

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You can ignore it. If they contact you with questions - you explain that you were not a NY resident and they're not entitled for anything.

They may want to audit your residency status, but there's nothing much you can do to avoid this if they want to do it.

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