Category Archives: Multiple States

Moving & Payroll

Today TaxMama® hears from various folks in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere with this common problem. “My client moved to a different state while working for the same company. His W-2 shows withholding for the former state, but none for the state he lived in. His employer won’t correct the W-2. What should we do?”

Sold Family Home

Today TaxMama® hears from Madeline in the TaxQuips Forum with this situation. “My siblings and I just sold our family home in New Hampshire. I live in California. We each got $40,000.00. How will this affect my taxes next year?” 

Across State Lines

Today TaxMama® hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum about an inequity. “My father & I both worked in PA, but both lived in NJ for the entire 2011. However on my W-2, I paid state taxes to NJ.  On his W-2 He paid state taxes to PA.  Is this correct? Also he worked inside of […]

Out of State Income

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum with this hopeful question. “I have a sole proprietorship based in CA.  During 2010 one of my customers was located in Texas and I traveled to Texas to provide services.  Should I report the income I earned from the customer in Texas with California or Texas […]

QDROs

Today TaxMama hears from Mona in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “I recently started to receive a QDRO check from another state.  How do the income taxes get handled? Do I pay the issuing state or the state I live in?”  http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/qdro-taxes/

Michigan Wants Money

Today TaxMama hears from Rick in Maryland. He has a problem.  “I am a partner in a C Corp based in Michigan and live in Maryland. I have been paying state taxes in Maryland but not paying Michigan state tax. Michigan contacted me this year requesting that I pay tax on my income from the […]

Hit the Road Jack

Today TaxMama hears from Summit in the TaxQuips Forum, who has some questions. “When doing work nationally what are the tax implications? We are a painting contractor based in, say, New York, travel to Mississippi and paint a building for 50k, then travel to Alabama and paint a building for 50k and so on… what […]

MFJ or MFS

Today TaxMama hears from Madhu in Minnesota who needs help.  “I have a peculiar case and need your opinion here. I am living & working in MN and make a lot of money. My wife lives & studies in WI and she has an on-campus job, earning enough to cover her basic living expenses.  Our […]