turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

I live in West Virginia and worked in Kentucky they held out West Virginia taxes and Kentucky what must i do

Do i file the Kentucky non resident first or just file the West  Virginia  resident first
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

2 Replies
ErnieS0
Expert Alumni

I live in West Virginia and worked in Kentucky they held out West Virginia taxes and Kentucky what must i do

It depends. Kentucky and West Virginia has reciprocity, meaning your employer should not withhold Kentucky state tax if you work in Kentucky but live in West Virginia.

 

Kentucky has local taxes, so your employer may have withheld those taxes.

 

Check your W-2. If KY state tax was withheld in W-2 Box 17, prepare a KY nonresident return and report $0 wages to get your withholding back.

 

If you have no KY state tax withheld (Box 17) but local tax only (Box 19) then you will not have to file a return.

 

@dreamdavis668

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Hal_Al
Level 15

I live in West Virginia and worked in Kentucky they held out West Virginia taxes and Kentucky what must i do

You do NOT file a KY return at all.  KY & WV have a reciprocal agreement, on wages,. No KY state taxes are withheld or due and you do not normally need to file a return for  KY. But WV will tax you on your KY income.

If KY taxes are mistakenly withheld, you then have to file a return, for KY, to get a refund*. WV will not give you a credit. 

 

However the reciprocity agreement does not apply to KY local city & county taxes.  You can not get an amount in box 19 of your W-2 refunded.

 

In the personal info section, when it asks if you made money in another state, answer NO, per the reciprocal state instructions, on that page. This will prevent TurboTax from thinking you need to file an KY return.

 

*KY has a specific form (740 NP-R ) for a reciprocal state refund. Rather than paying TurboTax for KY software, you should try filing that form by hand. It looks pretty  simple.

message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
Manage cookies