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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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How does state tax work when working overseas?

I am going to be hired as a contractor while we are stationed at an overseas military base. I am a resident of Florida which has no state tax. The state listed on my W-4 will be AE (American Forces ...
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Why is my federal tax lower than my FICA?

I claimed 2 allowances on my W-4 form, 1 for being myself and nobody claiming me as a dependent, and 1 for being single and having only one job. My first paycheck I got paid $673.08. Then I had the ...
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Where to report 1042-S income on California form 540 NR long

In 2015 I was a research scholar in California for 4 months on J1 visa. After I returned to my home country I got a 1042-S form (rather than W-2) from the research organization for which I was working....
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How is my trading activity taxed if I lived and worked in four different states

I have a rotational job which requires me to frequently move to different states. a different state every 4 months. Additionally, my driver's license and parents live in Oregon, so I consider Oregon ...
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What is the best option I have to close out a State Tax Lien record?

I am an Indian national and was working in the USA for few years in the past. I returned back to India in 2013. I paid both federal and state taxes up till 2013. Now, I see a 'State Tax Lien' ...
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How much does a landlord pay in taxes?

I live in California, and am considering buying a house in Vancouver, WA, to rent it out to friends. What I don't know, and seem to have trouble finding the answer to, is: how much taxes would I pay ...
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How can I estimate late fees + fines for amended tax returns?

I'm a Maryland resident. Last week, I had an accountant prepare an amendment to my 2013 tax returns (which I filed in early 2014). This amendment means I will have to pay some extra taxes for 2013: ...
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Canadian Resident + TN Worker + Taxes

I need a help to figure out how a Canadian working in USA with fixed residence in Canada ONLY has to pay USA taxes and what ones. My case is, I am going to live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and I am ...
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Will it be financially advantageous to rent out my condo on AirBnb?

I'm considering renting out my furnished 2BR/2BA condo as a daily rental. It is close to hospitals and is in Little Rock, Arkansas. I don't expect to make enough money to pay all the expenses ...
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Possible to avoid state taxes by not having a fixed residence?

If a person lives in any given state for less than 4 months each year, can they avoid paying state income taxes? Is there a federal law that requires a citizen to be a resident of a particular state? ...
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When to change my address on W2

I am employed (W2) by a company based out of AZ and I live in CO. I am purchasing a house in OR as my primary and moving there. I will acquire the house in 30 days, however I won't move in for 90 days ...
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Where is a telecommuter taxed?

If I am a telecommuter, say I live in Florida but work for a Company who's offices are in Pennsylvania, am I subject to PA state and local taxes?
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Washington State tax filing extension?

I just filed a federal tax-filing-deadline extension for myself. Does Washington state require a separate one? Turbo Tax didn't mention anything about it (I used it to file my extension) and it ...
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I live in Maryland and work in Virginia. Do I need to file multiple state tax returns?

I live in Maryland and commute everyday to Virginia for my job. I do not have any rental property in Virginia. Do I need to file multiple state taxes?
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Living in Texas and remote working for job in NC. Should I pay state taxes for NC?

I am full time resident of Texas where there is no state tax but I am remote-working for company located in NC. Do I need to pay state tax for NC? Please help. Thanks in advance.
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State Tax return without SSN or ITIN

As per ITIN request form W-7, we have to attach our federal return with it, which cannot be filled until we receive Form 1042-S (which I received late in March). This implies that it is not possible ...
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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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Do I have to file taxes for NC if I live in SC and my HQ is in SC but I work out of office in NC?

I was wondering if I have to file my taxes for NC if I work out of an office in NC but my HQ is in SC and I live in SC? I have filed my NC tax the previous 2 years and of course I owe NC money back ...
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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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Living in Florida working remotely - NY employer withholds NYS taxes - Correct or Incorrect? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before but the answer was inconclusive. Moving to Florida was my personal decision. My employer agreed to let me continue in the same job working remotely. NYS tax for ...
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Tax refund return envelope - Should I stamp it?

NJ requires a return envelope for Non-Resident tax claims (1040NR). However I live abroad and cannot put a stamp on my return mail. I wonder if they use the envelope without a stamp to mail the check?...
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Filing 1040-NR when I have been outside the US the entire year?

Hypothetical Scenario: I work as an employee (not a contractor) of a US corporation based in UT I am not a permanent resident of the US (i.e. no green card or US citizenship) I am an Indian citizen ...
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Non resident or resident for an F-1 student in Arizona tax purpose

I'm an F-1 student who lives in Arizona for more than 9 months in the last year. According to Arizona's documentation on this question: The term "resident" includes: (a) Every individual who is ...
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Nonresident for federal taxes / Resident for MA taxes: Do I get taxed on worldwide income?

I am a nonresident alien for federal tax purposes in 2015 (due to the visa I'm on and the time I've spent in the US). But I am a resident of Massachusetts for tax purposes, since I've lived in MA for ...
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Do I have to file taxes in all states I lived in USA?

I was a student in USA on visa, nonresident for tax purpose. I lived in 2 states during the year - lived for 3 months in one state and 9 months in the other. However, I earned wages only in the other ...
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I moved from TN to CA in late July 2015. Do I owe CA state income tax on income I earned while living/working in TN?

I lived and worked in Tennessee until late July 2015. Tennessee has NO state income tax. I moved to California (which has a hefty state income tax) and then began a new job. I was told that I would ...
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14-week internship in California: do I need to fill some income tax return form there?

I live in Massachusetts, USA, as an international student with F1 visa. I did a 14-week internship in California last year from May 26, 2015 to September 4, 2015. Do I need to fill some income tax ...
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How much tax should I expect to pay on $1850 per month of PhD stipend in Virginia as an international student on study visa?

First $5000 are tax free due to a treaty. The money is from a teaching assistantship. According to the internet state tax is < 5%. Are there any other taxes like federal tax etc? Are taxes paid ...
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State income taxes paid while abroad

I was a graduate student last year for an American university, but spent the whole year in Italy doing research with collaborators without holding any residence in the US. I'm not a US citizen and for ...
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Have you handled a Health Savings Account on your Alabama/California/NJ state tax returns?

I'm looking at https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Health_savings_account#State_taxation_of_HSAs where it says "you are required to keep good records, track the state cost basis manually, and report HSA ...
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Itemized Tax deductions by a Tax consultant H-1B Visa holder

I am not US citizen yet. I am an employee. I recently consulted a tax attorney who provided me with the following questionnaire to calculate my tax deductions. I tried Turbo tax which 1/4th tax refund,...
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Worked in two states for same company, state taxes look odd on W-2

I worked in NYC until the end of May, then moved to Maine while keeping my job as a remote worker. My W-2 has arrived and in the state withholding section it shows my full wages under New York state ...
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Calculate Estimated Tax on Hobby Business LLC

I live in NYC and make $90k as a salaried employee, but I also have a freelance LLC (with separate business account) for freelance projects. I've set up the LLC as a disregarded entity (Schedule C on ...
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What do I enter for my “2010 HSA, less 2011-2014 distributions” when my HSA started EOY 2011?

TurboTax is pretty insistent that I put something in this field, corresponding to the Wisconsin adjustments worksheet. The field says: Balance of HSA as of Dec 31, 2010, less amt distributed in ...
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State Income Tax

In 2012, my husband and I filed an amended state income tax. This year we received a letter stating that we never filed. I appealed their decision, sent in proof of filing and was denied because we ...
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Can California state income taxes paid be itemized on federal income tax return?

I currently live in Washington state (no state income tax) and work a tech job. I am contacted by companies in California to work for them, but I am hesitant because of the state income tax in ...
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How to set California DE4 allowances based on federal W4 allowances?

I need to set my federal and Calif payroll allowances to what they were 1/1/2015. My federal was 29 allowances. But I don't have record of Calif. Can I deduce my Calif allowances based on federal ...
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which state tax?

For the first four months of 2015 I lived in California, and earned a full time income in California, a very small part time income in Wisconsin, and rental income from an apartment in Washington DC. ...
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How to Handle State Taxes Between MI and FL?

Two scenarios: Let's say I earn 50k... Primary residence is Michigan (8 months) / Secondary residence is Florida (4 months). I work remotely for a company in Texas which doesn't take out state taxes....
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How to estimate federal and state taxes likely to be due on my side income?

I'm a software developer living and working in the U.S. I work a regular, full time job, but I do a little bit of work on the side (computer repair, web design, etc.) to help pay down my college loans ...
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Living and Working in different states than resident states

My husband and I are in a quandary. We were TX residents with drivers licenses and vehicles registered in that state (but no real property). We purchased a 5th Wheel that we live in full time. We ...
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Do Americans working overseas pay state taxes?

I've been reading some questions about Americans paying taxes to the US while living and working overseas. I've also been looking around at some linked websites, but I haven't seen anything regarding ...
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Do Massachusetts residents pay tax on capital gains due to sale of foreign property?

I'm currently living in the US on a visa that allows me to file (federally) as a non-resident. However, since I have lived in Massachusetts all year, I am a resident of Massachusetts and must file as ...
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How is my joining bonus taxed if I am not in the work city when I receive it

I go to school in North Carolina and have a job offer from a company in California, if I were to accept the offer now I'd be getting my joining bonus right away although I'd be starting work in June, ...
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Rental Property Income Tax Calculator

Situation Summary: Last year I simulated doing my own taxes by hand but I missed a ton of deductions. Thankfully I go to a CPA who didn't miss them and things were fine. This year half my annual ...
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Do I have to pay New York City tax if I earn my salary Upstate New York?

I am an undergraduate, whose permanent address (parents' address) is in New York City, going to school in Upstate NY. I live out of NYC 10 months a year and do not work while I am in NYC. Since my ...
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How should I respond to an IL 2012 “Notice of Proposed Tax Due”?

I received today a "Notice of Proposed Tax Due" for Illinois, alleging: Tax Due: $738.00 Penalty Due: $111.00 Interest Due: $34.00 This seems suspicious to me; I have been meticulous with taxes and ...
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How do I take the state sales tax deduction if my spouse lives in another state?

My wife and I live in two different states, and I'm currently in the process of filing our 2014 income tax return. We are Married Filing Jointly. I have income from only the state that I live in, and ...
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First job! I need some DE 4 tax form help

I just got my first paying job and they need me to fill out the DE 4 for California income tax. And to be honest it's a little confusing. http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de4.pdf Firstly ...
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W-4 Allowances/Exemptions, how many am I entitled to?

I recently decided to correct my W-4 to minimize my tax refund. I reviewed my paycheck, publication 15, and state withholding instructions to understand the formula used to calculate the tax withheld. ...