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My daughter was a full time student in PA in 2018 through graduation in May.  She worked some hours on weekends during that time and earned a total of a few hundred dollars.  In November she relocated to WY for a job.  So she is filing a federal return obviously, and no WY state return as there is no state income tax there.  The question is does she need to file a PA state return?  She did receive a W2 from the company where she earned that few hundred dollars?

 

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check the state website for the minimum requirements

If you are under then minimum , then no need to file unless you want to get any withholdings back
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Yes, she will have to file.  In PA, the filing requirement is that anyone who earns at least $33 of taxable income must file a tax return, even if no income taxes are due.  She can file as part-year resident of the state.