If your self-employed business is a sole proprietorship or single member LLC, you do not have to pay VA income tax on its earnings.
You may have to pay a renewal fee for a business license, but not income tax. You'd only need to file a VA return if you had withheld VA taxes and wanted a refund.
Active-duty military (and their spouses) are considered to live in their state HOR no matter where they are stationed. Their active-duty pay is considered to be earned in their state HOR, and their spouses local income is considered to be earned in their state HOR.
When you complete your Personal Interviews:
- Select Washington State as your state of residence on December 31, 2016;
- Answer "No" when asked if you "Lived in another state in 2016?" That question only applies if you changed your state of residence in 2016.
- Answer "No" when asked if you "Earned money in another state?", unless your military-member had non-military income from VA.