Category Archives: States

State Income Taxes

Each state independently determines their own income tax for residents. Depending on which state you live in, you’ll pay a percentage of the amount you earn at your job to the state government. What are State Income Taxes States can tax your income if you are a resident or have some other significant connection to […]

When you go to file your state return this tax season, you should know if your state is one of the growing number of states that require a driver’s license to e-file. Most recently, New York State has become one of the states to require taxpayers to use information from a driver’s license or state-issued […]

The Lowdown on State Income Tax Rates

Often overshadowed by their tax time counterpart – the federal income tax – state income tax rates generally receive less attention. However, they can definitely impact your overall bill, depending on where you live, where you work, and the total amount you earn. State Taxation of Residents States typically use one of three methods to […]

Many tax payers have the luxury of filing a state tax return quickly and easily by basically adding one extra step to filing their federal return. Tax software simply copies the information from the federal return to the state return and both returns are filed in no time. But what happens if you have a […]

The Garden State has seen its fair share of out-of-state employees joining the workforce. So, for an employee who travels from another state in which they live, to work in New Jersey, has to file multiple tax returns at tax time, right? Not necessarily, as it depends on the state in which you reside thanks […]

Ohio’s Reciprocal Tax Agreements

Many Americans do whatever they have to when it comes to finding stable employment. This can even include crossing state borders to work, though sometimes this can lead to a more complex tax situation. In an effort to simplify tax time for interstate commuters, some states have set agreements so the employee only has to […]

At tax time, those who work in the state of Wisconsin but don’t actually live there may worry that filing their tax return may be more difficult than usual. However, across the United States, working in a border state near your resident state is actually quite common. There are agreements in place between certain states […]

North Dakota’s workforce isn’t purely comprised of residential employees. Some workers travel from Minnesota or Montana to work in the state of North Dakota, and those who do fall under a special set of tax rules that exempt them from paying taxes in North Dakota on the income they earned there. These rules are known […]

Tax time can be a bit confusing for some taxpayers, especially those who have multiple forms of income. Sometimes, employees travel into another state to work, and they may worry about having to file a return in each state in which they live and work. However, some states have created certain rules, known as reciprocal […]

Employees in the state of West Virginia who live in another state get a special pass come tax time as long as they are covered by a special agreement between the states known as a reciprocal tax agreement. West Virginia holds reciprocal tax agreements with resident of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Residents of […]