Questions tagged [state-income-tax]

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State tax withholding election

I live in Connecticut but work in New York. My employer wants to know what state I wish to be "taxed in". I understand that CT gives a credit for taxes paid in NY. Which state should I elect to have ...
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Should I indicate on Form 1 for 2015 for Massachusetts my current address or my address in 2015?

I am filling out a 2015 Form 1 (mirror) for the state of Massachusetts in the United States. My address has changed since 2015: I now live in a different state in the United States. Am I supposed to ...
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Can a brokered CD still count as “Massachusetts Bank Interest” for income tax purposes?

On the Massachusetts income tax Form 1, line 5 is for "Interest from Massachusetts Banks". This interest income gets an amount deducted from it ($200 for married filing jointly), and is reported there ...
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What should be my state tax withholding if I do internship in another state?

I am doing internship in New York but I live in California. I am also an international student (F1). Our country has tax exempt agreement, so I am eligible for federal tax refunds. During the ...
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How to get money back from tax filing in US?

I'm on a student visa in the MA, US. This year(2019) it was my first time filing for tax as I got the part-time job on-campus in my university. I submitted the tax form to a person who came to my ...
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How does Massachusetts tax selling US Treasury Bills before maturity?

If I buy a 4-week US Treasury Bill at auction and hold it to maturity, the interest I earn is state-tax-free. Just to put a number on it (even though I know rates aren't actually that high right now), ...
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new york state 529 k-12

https://www.nysaves.org/home/fe.html Under New York State law, distributions for K-12 tuition expenses are considered nonqualified withdrawals and will require the recapture of any New York ...
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State tax when living in WY and working 100% remotely for a NY company?

If I live in Wyoming but work 100% remotely for a company in New York City, do I have to have withheld or pay NY state income taxes? Note that Wyoming has no income tax. When I say 100% remote, I ...
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Remote state taxes

I live in Florida and I work remotely to a New York office and I am being paid thru their payroll not 1099. The employer has been deducting NY state tax and I know Florida does not have state tax. I ...
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when working for a US company remotely

I'm a US citizen who lives and works in California. I've been looking at a possibility of working remotely and living abroad. My understanding is that when it comes to state taxes, you pay income tax ...
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Is it legal to move to a different US state before moving out of the country to avoid paying state income tax abroad?

Today I've learned that Americans have to pay state income tax based on their last residency address, even if they relocate overseas. So let's say you know you will be moving from the US to another ...
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Colorado 529 withdrawal income tax recapture and AOTC

In Colorado contributions to the state 529 plan are deductible from State income taxes. These income taxes are recaptured if a non qualified withdrawal from the plan is made. My husband (the ...
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Tax in India and UK

I came to the UK in March 2019. Due to other formalities, my bank account was opened in April 2019. So in March 2019 my Indian salary got credited in an Indian bank account after tax deductions. In ...
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Received a Federal tax refund/credit from 2016 in 2018. I itemized. Do I report this as income on state taxes 2018?

I had a refund or credit on my 2016 Federal taxes. I decided not to take it but put it towards the following year 2017. However the next year it did not come up while doing taxes. So a month after ...
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Declaring taxable income for a minor in the United States

I am 16 years old, located in the United States (Texas), and I am currently embarking upon entrepreneurial endeavors. The main ways, via those aforementioned endeavors, that I would earn money are ...
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Can a nonresident alien claim the NY State Standard Deduction (2018)?

Can a nonresident alien (Form 1040-NR-EZ) claim the NY State standard deduction or does he/she need to claim itemized deduction (like on the federal return)?
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Tax filing requirements for OPT period (F-1 VISA) in Pennsylvania

This past year I worked under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program after I graduated. I started my employment period March 15th and worked until September 28th. During this time I got paid ...
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Is the Standard Deduction better than Itemized when both are the same amount?

For 2018 the standard deduction is $12,000 for individuals, $24,000 per household. If someone's itemized deductions equals the standard deduction, or is very close, which one is better to take? For ...
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Incorrect state on W-2 withholding

Working on TurboTax, and I notice that my W-2 shows my tax withholding for NC. I moved twice last year with the same employer as I move to work with their client. But seems my tax withholding didn't ...
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Why is California's income filing threshold GREATER than the standard deduction?

For California, the tax instruction booklet says that you need to file the income tax forms if your income is over $17,693 "gross" or $14,154 "adjusted". However, the state's standard deduction is ...
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Can't file taxes probably due to ITIN -> SSN change

I get the following error while filing married filing jointly taxes in California via TaxAct (electronically, paperless): Rule Number: F540/NR/NRS/2EZ-230 Rule Number Description: There is an ...
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How to handle capital gains on a Virginia Individual Income Tax Return

I reported capital gains (reported to me on a 1099-DIV) on my 2015 Form 1040A "U.S. Individual Income Tax Return" (line 10.) Using the "Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet" on p. 38 of ...
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Am I a part-year resident or non-resident of the state of Illinois for tax purposes?

I am having some trouble determining my tax status for the state of Illinois. I was a J1 (short term scholar) in the state of Illinois for 3 months. From reading this piece of information for first ...
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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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NJ 1040 Dividends

For the NJ 1040 do you add together your ordinary dividends and qualified dividends or are the qualified dividends already part of the ordinary dividends and I should just report the ordinary dividend ...
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Trading or Investing on Equities Annual Taxing in California

Trading Imagine an individual trading account for 2018 fiscal year increased from ~$100K to ~$200K Total amount of trading transactions were at >~$20M Imagine for a married couple with another ...
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what is a UPS/FedEx accepted physical address for the California Franchise Tax Board

I need to file my California tax returns but am living abroad. I was told that I can only use FedEx/UPS to send my tax returns, but the California Franchise Tax Board only has a PO box address where ...
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Can I use UPS to send my tax returns from abroad to IRS Austin?

I have used an online service to do my taxes and they have asked me to mail the signed returns along with my W2s and other documents to IRS at Austin and the treasury dept of New Jersey for the state ...
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State income tax : full resident, spouse part-year resident: joint return possible?

In 2018 I was a resident of New Jersey the whole year, but my spouse was a part-year resident: he permanently moved to Germany on August 1st and established his domicile there. After that date, he ...
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CA Safe Harbor Estimated Taxes

Assuming no income taxes are withheld, does paying 30%, 40%, 0%, and 30% (33, 44, 0, and 33 for high earners) of previous year taxes by each respective estimated tax due date meet safe harbor ...
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Does New York State law require me to e-file if I use TurboTax?

If I use Turbo Tax to prepare my taxes with locally installed software, and specifically Turbo Tax with New York State, to prepare my returns, am I permitted to file my returns by mail and paper, or ...
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Do I not have to pay state tax on capital gains on my stock sales?

I live in NJ and for tax purposes, I am a full year resident of NJ. In the NJwebfile site, I cannot find any option to report capital gains on my stock sales. Also in the instructions, I could not ...
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My girlfriend has lived with me the entire year of 2018, with no job. Does she need to file a State tax return?

I work in a contracting company, so I sometimes have to move and work every few months. I have been in NC, then IL, and now in AZ. My girlfriend lives with me, and she is a full-time student (since ...
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What state do I pay taxes to, if I'm nomadic?

Let's say I live in an RV and move camps every week or month, moving between states frequently. When tax time comes, which state do I pay?
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Does the increase in the Child Tax credit affect the Empire State child credit as well?

NY state has a tax credit called the Empire state child tax credit. According to the description of this credit on the NY state department of finances website If you claimed the federal child tax ...
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How do Rent Concessions affect the DC Renter Tax Credit?

I live in a rent-controlled apartment in Washington DC, and my landlord engages in a scheme to get around Washington DC’s rent control laws. How it works is that my nominal rent is $2000, but I get a ...
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Rates and valuation notice is it equivalent to market value of a property in Victoria, Australia?

I received a rates and valuation notice from the council and the valuation of the property is approximately $80,000 less than what I paid for it 6 months ago. This is my first mortgage property and I ...
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In USA, what circumstances (if any) make it illegal for a homeless person to “rent” an address?

I retired in 2014, sold my house (in USA) and hit the road. I spend much more time out of USA than in it. But I don't stay in one place long enough to justify telling people/businesses a new address....
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How do I get a notice number to pay North Carolina income tax?

This page says I can pay my North Carolina individual income tax using the online payment system: https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes-forms/collections-past-due-taxes/payment-options But the online payment ...
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PA state tax for CA income as an F-1 student (nonresident alien)

I'm currently studying in PA on F-1 visa and have earned my only income last year from CA (internship while on CPT). I understand I should file state tax with CA as a nonresident. But I'm confused ...
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On a 1099-MISC, do you pay state, federal, social security and medicare taxes? Anything more or anything less?

If I work on a 1099-MISC, I will pay approximately 15% for social security and medicare. Do I also pay for state and federal taxes all the same? For example, I see NY state tax is 6% and since I will ...
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How to report HSA capital loss on California tax returns, Schedule CA 540 form?

How do we report Capital losses on HSA for California State taxes form schedule 540? Do we need to attach Schedule D (of CA)?
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Do I need to report state tax refund if I did not itemise my deductions in the year I paid taxes? [duplicate]

I had not itemised my deductions in 2017 and received a state tax refund for that year. The FTB (California) did not send me a 1099G either. Do I need to report that refund for 2018 taxes?
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What dissuades people from lying about where they live in order to reduce state income taxes?

Lets say you work in Chicago and live in Chicago but put your home address as somewhere in Indiana. Then every week you collect the mail that is being sent to you in Indiana. Wouldn't you save a lot ...
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Portioning taxable state refunds when living and working in different states

I live in Indiana, but work in Illinois -- some of my job contracts are on-site in Illinois, and others are remote work. Last year, I received a taxable state refund from Illinois. In my Schedule NR ...
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Adding nondeductible 1099-R reduces refund

I'm using TurboTax to do my taxes for FY2018. I make nondeductible (after-tax) contributions to my Traditional IRA, and once the funds settle (but before investing the funds), I convert the entire ...
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1099-R: Converting nondeductibe IRA to Roth

My wife opened a Traditional IRA in late 2017, and then funded it with $5,500 after-tax (nondeductible) dollars in January 2018. We made sure to tell Vanguard that the contribution was for 2017. We ...
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Deferring a W2 income to another year for tax return filing

I worked for 3 companies in two states. I moved to my current company on Dec 1, 2018. I got bonuses and sign-on bonus from all 3 companies (although I returned the sign-on bonus to one because I left ...
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How much of my state income tax refund is considered taxable income?

Under the previous tax law, if you itemized and deducted your state income taxes but then got a state income tax refund, the refund was considered taxable income in the subsequent year's federal ...
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No state refund this year? [closed]

Last year I received roughly $500 state tax refund. Everything is the same EXCEPT for the fact that I took on Full time(same company) in November. I did contribute to my new Retirement Plan, but it ...