Looks like my original question was not completely posted...
I retired from the military on 1 Aug and was a Texas resident until then - I didn't pay any state income tax and there is no way to select "TX" on my military W2. On 1 Aug, I started my retirement pay and started having SC taxes withheld. TT is calculating SC taxes based on ALL my income, not just my retirement income. How can I tell TT that only the retirement pay is taxed by SC, not the military pay?
Simple fix ... you need to file a part year SC return so you can indicate which income is taxable to SC. In the MY INFO tab make sure to indicate you are still a TX resident but also earned income in SC for this tax year that includes the move.
Again, I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. My residency changed to SC - I am no long a TX resident. I was TX until 1 Aug and then became a SC resident. The MY INFO reflects this, including the date I became a SC resident.
TT is considering my military income as SC state income and I can't find where to tell it that it was all earned before 1 Aug and is Texas income for state income tax purposes.
So, I changed my selection and it didn't give me that question but it stopped using my military pay, so it worked. My concern with that selection was that I'm not a "non-resident," but it asked me if I was a resident for part-time and when.
I think this fixed it! Thanks!
I appreciate the assist but that's not true - at least it wasn't for me. The screen you showed never came up for me. The one that did only came up once I changed the selection. Prior to that, I went all the way through the state return and it never came up and it was showing me owing taxes for all my income. That's why I posted my question.
Why the statement about reviewing the entire return before filing?
You should always review every return before you send it since you sign it to attest to it being true and correct.
If need be go back to the MY INFO tab and indicate you were a SC resident and you had other income from TX ... then complete the state interview again ... either way the part year allocation should be indicated on the screen I posted.