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Questions tagged [state-income-tax]

For questions relating to state income taxes. For most questions, a state-specific tag should also be included.

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What if I don't update the State tax form?

I have been working in state Maryland, US for the first 8 months. But I will soon be moving to New York in September. My company had my State form as Maryland. Since I will be moving to NY next ...
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How do I account for federal and state (NE) taxes to cash out a UTMA for a minor for college?

My son has lived with my mom for about 15 years as a guardian. She setup an UTMA account in Nebraska. She and her husband owned a farm and have done their taxes every year. My step dad passed away in ...
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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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Can I avoid state trust tax with a conditional gift?

My state taxes resident trusts. A resident trust is any of the following: a. Its settlor (or any of its settlors) was a state resident at the time the trust was created; or b. All ...
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Tax deduction for 529 for elementary school tuition

Well I had another question in mind, but my state NC has finally updated the 529 plans to include Elementary and High School. So no my question is, I think I would prefer to use Vanguard or TRowe to ...
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Massachusetts company, working out of state

If I live in a state with no state income tax and work remotely (from home) for a company that is based in Massachusetts, do I owe any state income tax to Massachusetts? This is confusing me https://...
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Reporting tax treaty-exempt income on a state tax return

I received an income (university student fellowship) and I want to use a tax treaty exemption for this type of income. I received form 1042-S for this income from my university. I think the federal ...
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Can I e-file my NY tax return for free if I made over $66,000?

I am trying to file my New York state tax return as cheaply as possible. I have already e-filed my federal return for free. I see on https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/efile/other-efile-options.htm the ...
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State Residency for tax purposes / substantial presence test

I was a visitor to the US. With three trips I made during 2017 I met the substantial presence test and I became consequently resident for tax purposes for the entire 2017 as I arrived to the US on 12/...
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I am a foreigner withdrawing a USA pension. Do I file a state tax return?

I am a citizen of a European country who worked a couple of years in the USA, then moved back to Europe. I withdrew my 401(a) pension last year as a lump sum and need to know how this is taxable. ...
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State taxes for convoluted NY/NJ work situation

I lived in New York the entire year and worked in my New York City office the first half of the year. After that my offices were moved to New Jersey and I worked remotely from my home in NYC 80% of ...
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I hate the high taxes in NYC. Should I incorporate in or move to another state?

I'm in NYC currently and make a good living doing remote web development work and I get a 1099 at end of year. My taxes take about 35% of my paycheck. I was thinking about incorporating in another ...
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How to report 1042-S income on California Schedule CA 540NR when resident alien for federal purposes?

Lots of background: I visited the US several times since 2014, and in November 2015 I entered the country as a J-1 research scholar. I left the US again by November 2017. By the substantial presence ...
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Should I file a nonresident state return?

My home is in North Carolina. Last year I lived in NC from 01/01/2017 to 10/10/2017. Then I got a Subcontractor job in Pennsylvania. The definition of Subcontractor is my employer is a software ...
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Live in NY but work remotely for a company in Virginia. Which 529 plan can I deduct taxes?

I live in NY and I just started working remotely for a company in Virginia. I will not be moving to Virginia. I've been contributing to my NY 529 plan since I can get a state tax deduction on it. ...
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State taxes as an international student on opt who worked as contractor

I worked in the U.S. from February 2017 to January 2018 on an F1-OPT status. I was hired as a contractor so I got my monthly salary without any deductions. I used Glacier tax services to file my ...
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Is investment interest (i.e., margin interest in this case) deductible against dividends on state income taxes?

I am helping my family members (they live in New Jersey, USA) with their income taxes and came across something I was not sure about. For filing federal income taxes, investment interest (for purposes ...
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CA taxes on invesment income for part time-resident

I lived outside of the US from July 2016 - November 22d of 2017. All my income from this period is investment income. My understanding is that because it is investment income it does not qualify for ...
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Can I file California State tax as a part year resident/non resident, if I am filing Federal tax as a Resident?

I am on H1B since October 1, 2017. I am filing Form 1040 for my Federal taxes, which I will file after May 2018, filing for an extension. How should I file my State tax? I live in California. Does ...
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Taxes for remote US worker who wants to travel between states

Person A works for Company C. Most employees of Company C are remote workers, including A. Company C is in USA. Person A resides in Texas. As A can work remotely from any state in US, A wants to ...
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In which state do you pay taxes for money made on house sale?

I live in NJ but work in NY, so I file NY and NJ state returns. I also sold a house in MD. Since that house was rented for a year when I did not live there, I need to pay taxes on a portion of the ...
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H-1B visa holder came in April 2017. What are the options for filing income tax return?

I came on H-1B visa with my wife and kid in April 2017, from India. I have salary income from January to March from India and from April to December from USA. Here I have few questions: What is my ...
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CT W2 No state taxes

While getting a MS at the University of Connecticut, I did some lecturing thus earning some income and so I have a W-2 from the State of Connecticut. Since I have gone to file my taxes, I noticed ...
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How to report paying having paid estimated tax?

On 12/26/2017 I paid x dollars to New York state as an estimate of what I owed for 2017. After going through the turbo tax flow, it shows my state tax balance as x. Is there any way to tell turbotax ...
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Discrepancy in W2 form's state tax (resident of one state; worked in another state)

I am a resident in NY who worked in NJ for less than 4 months and then came back to NY. In my W2, my state wages (field 16 in W2) for NY and NJ state doesn't add up to the total Federal income. It is ...
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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 income from bank account bonuses taxable on my state tax return?

I'm a student in the US on an F-1 visa. Last year (2017), I opened ten new bank accounts, all of which had promotional offers. As a result, I received around $3000, and this has been reported on Form ...
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Employer does not withhold state taxes

I live in GA where there is a state income tax. I work in TN where there is no income state tax. My company does not operate a business in GA and are telling me they cannot withhold GA taxes for this ...
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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 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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How to save some tax exemption on NJ state tax?

How to save some tax exemption on NJ state tax ? Though question is broad, considering single person live and working in NJ looking to have some tax breaks on state tax?
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US/NY: Benefits of paying SALT before 12/31

I'm a resident of New York City. An accountant mentioned that I should consider paying state and local income tax on income earned in year 2017 before the end of 2017. I don't remember the reasoning ...
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Does the address on a W9 matter? IE for state taxes?

I have a PO box in CA where I have been receiving mail, and wish to continue to as I don't have a stable address in NYC where I live. When I send clients a W9, would it be an issue to use a CA ...
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GST & TDS for international money - advertisement platform

Am from India and I've created an online platform(a webbased application) where ADVERTISERS can list ads(or campaigns) and PUBLISHERS can use this ads and promote them. So when ADVERTISERS pays me, ...
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What is the tax liability from an inheritance from a trust and reported on a K-1 form?

I'm receiving an inheritance from the death of my grandmother. The money is being distributed from a trust, and I am told that the distributions are going to be reported on K-1 forms and I will need ...
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Single Member CA LLC moving to WA keeping CA client - residency and work outside of CA

I have a CA Single Member LLC and do work for a California client. Contract work is between client and LLC. I move from CA to WA and establish residency there. I perform ALL work outside of CA. ...
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I live in Nevada but work in another state

I was working and living in IA but recently moved to NV and now I am working remotely. In my last paycheck I noticed no state tax was withheld. I understand next April I will have to file taxes for ...
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Reporting financial gains from my online store

First off, I'm located in Massachuesettes. Back in July, I launched a clothing company where I was selling shirts with my designs on them, through a big cartel shop. The brand took off faster than I ...
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INCOME TAX E-filing - post office saving bank IFSC code? (AY 2017-18)

My query is regarding IFSC Code for Post Office Saving Bank. I tried to find everywhere including visiting the bank but they say they have no IFSC Code. Now as per the new income tax form (ITR 1) (...
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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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Do I have to pay New York state tax? Freelancer with New York LLC, living in Florida

I'm a freelance software developer working from home. I work through a single-member LLC registered in New York. I previously lived in New York and paid New York state tax, but I have moved to Florida....
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account transcript from states

I can get account transcript from IRS. But can I get the same from states? Particularly I'm interested in RI, MA and CT.
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What are tax allowances? How many should I claim?

I've been asked by my employer to fill out a form with my US Tax Information. One section of the form, (State/Local Tax Data: NYS IT-2104), asks for my allowances. I generally understand that ...
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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 recover income tax withheld to wrong state (where my home state has no income tax)

I had been working as a contract to hire, working for Company A, employed by Company B. I was then directly hired by Company A, all within a tax year. Shortly after the transition, it was found that ...
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How much can be saved in state income taxes by moving?

Supposing Emma lives in New Jersey and makes $100,000 a year. In NJ for her salary, she pays 6.8% in state income taxes. Suppose she moves to Maryland but there for the same salary she only needs to ...
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Are 529 earnings state-taxable in California?

Whether contributions to a 529 plan can be deducted from income for state tax purposes has been discussed and is documented in many places. However, I am interested in the California state tax ...
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Where do you pay state tax if you live in NC and work 100% remotely for place in PA?

We relocated from PA to NC, but I will work 100% remotely for a company branch located in PA. My tax withholding were adjusted so that $0 goes to PA and appropriate amount goes to NC. I found ...
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How are lottery winnings taxed when you move to a new state?

If you win Mega Millions in a taxing state and choose the annuity option and later move to a non-tax state, will you still have to pay taxes to the state you won in?
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Tax returns in 2 states

I live in MA, but did an internship in CA in 2016. Filed electronically the tax returns for IRS and 2 states, applying the CA tax amount as a credit in the MA return, as it is usually done. However, ...