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My company is looking to temporarily (6months) re-locate me to Boston from California. I think I will be keeping my permanent residence as my home address in CA.

My question is, will I need to file taxes in both CA and MA for 2015?

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My question is, will I need to file taxes in both CA and MA for 2015?

Yes. You might even end up being resident in both, check MA residency requirements.

  • That is what I am struggling with. US Tax confuses the hell out of me! :) Is there a simple rule like, "if you are in MA for x days you file, otherwise you don't"? – Chris Morgan Jun 26 '15 at 20:09
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    You file regardless since you have MA-sourced income. The question of residency comes when you need to pay MA taxes on out-of-MA income. – littleadv Jun 26 '15 at 20:13
  • Many companies will provide advice/assistance to folks on temporary assignment, or relocating within the company, out of state. Ask your HR department. – keshlam Jun 26 '15 at 21:30
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    Don't know about Massachusetts specifically, but if it's like California you would file the non-resident tax return. And it looks as though it will be simple to keep non-resident status: mass.gov/dor/individuals/filing-and-payment-information/… – jamesqf Jun 26 '15 at 22:27

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