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How do I remove income doubling due to multi-state amounts in Box 16 of my W-2?

When completing your New Jersey or Pennsylvania resident return, you'll have to take additional steps to remove the double-reported income in Box 16 of your W-2. 

If you worked a job based in New York for part of the tax year as a New Jersey or Pennsylvania, Box 16 of your W-2 will show New York with wages that equal to Box 1 of your W-2. While other states will filter out the double-reported amounts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania software requirements don't allow TurboTax to do so automatically.

Follow the instructions below to remove double-reported income:

  1. Sign in to your TurboTax account
  2. Continue to your State return. 
  3. Start your New Jersey return and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the screen titled Let’s Confirm Your Taxable State Wages
    • Under the column Remove these wages, select the checkbox next to the amount of New York wages listed. 
  5. Continue to the screen, Summary of Taxes Paid to Other States with the New York calculation of your credit.
  6. Select Edit to see the amount of New York-based income and the New York State tax.
  7. Once TurboTax will notifies you of your New Jersey credit for tax paid to New York, complete the remainder of your New Jersey return.
  1. Sign in to your TurboTax account
  2. Continue to your State return.
  3. Start your Pennsylvania return.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the screen, Compensation Summary. (Note: Pennsylvania and New York should be listed as separate entries.) 
    • The W-2 entry for Pennsylvania will automatically be taxed on your Pennsylvania return.
    • The W-2 entries for New York won't be taxed unless you select Edit next to the entry and place a checkmark showing that the amount is taxable for Pennsylvania.
  5. If everything looks correct, select Done
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the screen, Taxes Paid to Other States Summary where New York should be listed.
    • Click Edit next to New York.
    •  In the New York column, you should see the New York compensation amount and income tax due. 
  7. Enter the same amounts in the second column. (Note: The second column represents the amount that will also be taxed by the state of Pennsylvania.)
  8. Once TurboTax notifies you of your Pennsylvania credit for tax paid to New York, complete the remainder of your Pennsylvania return.

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