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I am a west virginia resident that is active duty and stationed in oregon. how do i file to get my state taxes returned to me?

 
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I am a west virginia resident that is active duty and stationed in oregon. how do i file to get my state taxes returned to me?

If your home of record is West Virginia, you will owe taxes to West Virginia, not Oregon. So, even if you get Oregon taxes back, if West Virginia taxes your military wages, you may owe West Virginia.

When you go through TurboTax, the program collects this information from you so it can accurately file your state taxes.  It is a complex situation so pay particular attention to the questions as you go through the program.

Click here for information about military taxes.

Here are the only types of active duty pay West Virginia does not tax:

(17) Certain pay for active duty service pursuant to Executive Order. 

Active duty military pay received for the period of time an individual is on active duty as a member of the National Guard or armed forces reserve called to active duty pursuant to an Executive Order of the President of the United States for domestic security duty is an authorized modification reducing federal adjusted gross income, but only to the extent the active duty military pay is included in federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which it is received. W. Va. Code § 11-21-12e(a).

(18) Certain active duty pay in year of separation from active military service.

The amount of active duty military pay received by a resident individual who is on active duty for thirty continuous days or more in the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard or armed forces reserve is allowed a modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which the individual has separated from active military service, but only to the extent the active duty military pay is included in federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which it is received. W. Va. Code § 11-21-12e(b).

 

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I am a west virginia resident that is active duty and stationed in oregon. how do i file to get my state taxes returned to me?

If your home of record is West Virginia, you will owe taxes to West Virginia, not Oregon. So, even if you get Oregon taxes back, if West Virginia taxes your military wages, you may owe West Virginia.

When you go through TurboTax, the program collects this information from you so it can accurately file your state taxes.  It is a complex situation so pay particular attention to the questions as you go through the program.

Click here for information about military taxes.

Here are the only types of active duty pay West Virginia does not tax:

(17) Certain pay for active duty service pursuant to Executive Order. 

Active duty military pay received for the period of time an individual is on active duty as a member of the National Guard or armed forces reserve called to active duty pursuant to an Executive Order of the President of the United States for domestic security duty is an authorized modification reducing federal adjusted gross income, but only to the extent the active duty military pay is included in federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which it is received. W. Va. Code § 11-21-12e(a).

(18) Certain active duty pay in year of separation from active military service.

The amount of active duty military pay received by a resident individual who is on active duty for thirty continuous days or more in the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard or armed forces reserve is allowed a modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which the individual has separated from active military service, but only to the extent the active duty military pay is included in federal adjusted gross income for the taxable year in which it is received. W. Va. Code § 11-21-12e(b).

 

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