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I get 1099, live in RI, work with clients who live in MA via online from RI. The company who issues me 1099. Which state do I pay tax?

I am an Independent Contractor for a national co gets 1099 NEC. I live in RI and work with clients who live in MA via online only, which state do I pay income tax to?
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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I get 1099, live in RI, work with clients who live in MA via online from RI. The company who issues me 1099. Which state do I pay tax?

You work in Rhode Island, so you pay tax to Rhode Island. It doesn't matter where the company that pays you is located, or where the ultimate clients are located.


To be precise, as an independent contractor your client is the company that pays you and gives you the 1099-NEC. The people in Massachusetts that you work with are clients of the company, not your clients (unless they pay you directly, which doesn't seem to be the case). But again, it doesn't matter where your client or your client's clients are located. You work in Rhode Island.

 

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TomD8
Level 15

I get 1099, live in RI, work with clients who live in MA via online from RI. The company who issues me 1099. Which state do I pay tax?

You pay tax to RI.  

 

You would not owe tax to MA unless you worked from a location in MA.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I get 1099, live in RI, work with clients who live in MA via online from RI. The company who issues me 1099. Which state do I pay tax?

You work in Rhode Island, so you pay tax to Rhode Island. It doesn't matter where the company that pays you is located, or where the ultimate clients are located.


To be precise, as an independent contractor your client is the company that pays you and gives you the 1099-NEC. The people in Massachusetts that you work with are clients of the company, not your clients (unless they pay you directly, which doesn't seem to be the case). But again, it doesn't matter where your client or your client's clients are located. You work in Rhode Island.

 

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