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 making $70k annually, paid biweekly.
I am trying to figure out from an income perspective what state would be the better place to live in. I know that Delaware tax rates are lower overall and that they have no sales tax, but I also know that Maryland doesn't have a reciprocal income tax agreement with them, and that I would have to file both Delaware income tax and a Maryland non-resident return.
I'm not sure how to figure out what the more optimal situation would be. Aside from "faking it" and doing two mock income tax returns to see how they shake out, anything else I should consider or try?