You work from home…but where do you pay taxes?
In our post “Living in One State, Working in Another“, we explained how to file state taxes if you work in one state but live in another.
However, with all the (exciting) advances in technology, more and more individuals are trading in their commutes to the office to instead work remotely from home.
If you work remotely and the company you work for is in a different state than you live in, then your tax situation will differ from someone who physically travels to another state for work.
We understand that you may have no idea how to file your state taxes. We’re here to help!
File taxes to one or two states?
Depending on your specific tax situation, you may need to file two state tax returns; a resident return and a non-resident return. Continue reading “If You Work Remotely Where Do You Pay Taxes?”
Do you carry the burden of dealing with multiple states on your tax return?
For most of us, filing a state tax return is just another step in filing a federal return. Your tax-filing software just transfers your information to your state’s return and you’re done within minutes.
But what if you moved to a different state during the tax year? What if you worked in a state other than the one where you lived? What if you worked in multiple states? Suddenly filing state taxes becomes a little trickier and it may involve filing taxes in two different states.
Basically there are three different types of state tax returns that you need to worry about:
- Part-Year Resident
Continue reading “How To File Taxes in Two Different States”
You can be a resident of two states but you may want to avoid it.
If your life mostly involves just one state, filing state taxes is relatively simple. When your life involves more than one state, things can get complicated pretty quickly.
Everything depends on residency. It determines where you have to file, what kind of return you have to file, and how much you’ll be taxed. The problem is, determining residency is more complicated than it sounds. The states have convoluted and differing definitions of what constitutes a resident.
Generally, you can only be a full resident of one state. Most filers who spend time in two states end up filing a resident return to one state and a non-resident return to the other.
Is this even possible?
Yes, it is possible to be a resident of two different states at the same time, though it’s pretty rare. One of the most common of these situations involves someone whose domicile is their home state, but who has been living in a different state for work for more than 184 days. In a situation like this it is conceivable that you could be the resident of two states. Continue reading “Can You Be a Resident of Two States at the Same Time?”