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Cape_Olive
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It's been asked before but I am a resident of Ohio, but worked in Virginia for couple of months as an intern. When filing which option do I pick?

As far as I understand, I have to file a non-resident return for Virginia first. However, when I start my Virginia return it has 3 options under the question "what was your state of residence in 2017?". And the options are "Just Virginia", "I had more than one state of residence", and "I made money in Virginia last year, but I never lived there". Looks like the 3rd option is closest to mine, but it says "I never lived there", which is not true because I lived there for couple of months as an intern. Which option do I pick?
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DanielV01
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It's been asked before but I am a resident of Ohio, but worked in Virginia for couple of months as an intern. When filing which option do I pick?

The third option is correct.  The reason why you never "lived" in Virginia is because you were an intern.  An internship, like a college student, is considered a temporary absence from your actual state of residence, which means that you stayed there, but did not live there.  You file a Virginia return as a nonresident, and then you will file an Ohio resident return.  Ohio will give you a credit for the tax you pay to Virginia on the income you earned in Virginia, as Ohio otherwise taxes all of your income regardless of where you earned it.

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DanielV01
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It's been asked before but I am a resident of Ohio, but worked in Virginia for couple of months as an intern. When filing which option do I pick?

The third option is correct.  The reason why you never "lived" in Virginia is because you were an intern.  An internship, like a college student, is considered a temporary absence from your actual state of residence, which means that you stayed there, but did not live there.  You file a Virginia return as a nonresident, and then you will file an Ohio resident return.  Ohio will give you a credit for the tax you pay to Virginia on the income you earned in Virginia, as Ohio otherwise taxes all of your income regardless of where you earned it.

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