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eurotransient
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I'm being asked what state my exempt interest dividends are coming from for a 1099-DIV, but I don't know how to answer the question -- is it my state of residence?

 
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SteamTrain
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I'm being asked what state my exempt interest dividends are coming from for a 1099-DIV, but I don't know how to answer the question -- is it my state of residence?

No....when in error check mode, Put in "XX"

...Just Enter an "XX" to get thru the error.

 then go study the situation.  The "XX" just means "More than one state"

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Example for a person living in NC:

When you get a 1099-DIV with $$ in box 10, you need to edit that form to indicate what states issued the Bonds that produced those $$.  On a 1099-DIV, that is usually "More than one state" because whatever Mutual fund holdings you have will also hold bonds from a whole bunch of states  

There are exceptions of course:  IF the bond fund you hold had some NC bonds in it, you can break-out that sub-part and not get taxed on the NC-only bonds, but usually, it's not worth the effort unless Box 10 is really large.

Example:  On a 1099-DIV, Box 10 = $1000.  You review your brokerage information, and they say that 2% came from NC-Issued bonds.  so that's $20.   NC taxes at ~5%, so if you break out that NC-only amount, you will save $20x0.05=$1 of NC taxes.

The same calculation applies to any box 8 $$ on a 1099-INT form.

But usually, "More than one state" is easiest until the amounts get to be worthwhile for you to do the extra work.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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SteamTrain
Level 15

I'm being asked what state my exempt interest dividends are coming from for a 1099-DIV, but I don't know how to answer the question -- is it my state of residence?

No....when in error check mode, Put in "XX"

...Just Enter an "XX" to get thru the error.

 then go study the situation.  The "XX" just means "More than one state"

____________________________________________

Example for a person living in NC:

When you get a 1099-DIV with $$ in box 10, you need to edit that form to indicate what states issued the Bonds that produced those $$.  On a 1099-DIV, that is usually "More than one state" because whatever Mutual fund holdings you have will also hold bonds from a whole bunch of states  

There are exceptions of course:  IF the bond fund you hold had some NC bonds in it, you can break-out that sub-part and not get taxed on the NC-only bonds, but usually, it's not worth the effort unless Box 10 is really large.

Example:  On a 1099-DIV, Box 10 = $1000.  You review your brokerage information, and they say that 2% came from NC-Issued bonds.  so that's $20.   NC taxes at ~5%, so if you break out that NC-only amount, you will save $20x0.05=$1 of NC taxes.

The same calculation applies to any box 8 $$ on a 1099-INT form.

But usually, "More than one state" is easiest until the amounts get to be worthwhile for you to do the extra work.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
eurotransient
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I'm being asked what state my exempt interest dividends are coming from for a 1099-DIV, but I don't know how to answer the question -- is it my state of residence?

Thank you so much! I didn't even notice the "more than one state" option there. Much appreciated.

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