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Moved to NH from NJ for work can I claim NH state tax?

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So I recently started work in New Hampshire and move up here from New Jersey. I am now living in NH but still have a NJ drivers license. I on my W2 it now has my NH address so I am not getting charged state tax. Is it that simple? Or am I missing something that I would need to do to prove to the IRS that I am now living in NH. Not sure if I need to do anymore.

 

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Moved to NH from NJ for work can I claim NH state tax?

The IRS does not care if you live in NJ or NH--the IRS is not concerned with state income tax.  The IRS is concerned with your federal tax--the tax paid to the U.S. government.  Nor does the IRS have any interest in your drivers license.

 

You do not fill out a W-2 for an employer--the employer issues a W-2 to you in January.  What you fill out for an employer is a W-4.  The W-4 indicates to the employer how much federal tax to withhold from your paycheck.  It does not go to the IRS.

 

New Hampshire does not have a state income tax, which is why no state tax is being withheld from your paychecks now that you live in NH.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/state-taxes/help/which-states-don-t-have-income-tax/00/26063

 

If you moved to NH during 2019, you will still have to file a part-year NJ state tax return when you prepare your 2019 tax return--in early 2020.  You will be able to indicate in the software that you only lived in NJ for part of 2019.  In January 2020, you should receive a W-2 from your NJ employer and your NH employer (if you have a different employer now)  Your W-2 will indicate how much NJ tax was withheld from your pay while you lived in NJ.

 

As for the drivers license--check into the laws in NH so you know how long you have to obtain a NH drivers license in order to comply with the state's laws regarding drivers licenses and auto registration.

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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Moved to NH from NJ for work can I claim NH state tax?

The IRS does not care if you live in NJ or NH--the IRS is not concerned with state income tax.  The IRS is concerned with your federal tax--the tax paid to the U.S. government.  Nor does the IRS have any interest in your drivers license.

 

You do not fill out a W-2 for an employer--the employer issues a W-2 to you in January.  What you fill out for an employer is a W-4.  The W-4 indicates to the employer how much federal tax to withhold from your paycheck.  It does not go to the IRS.

 

New Hampshire does not have a state income tax, which is why no state tax is being withheld from your paychecks now that you live in NH.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/state-taxes/help/which-states-don-t-have-income-tax/00/26063

 

If you moved to NH during 2019, you will still have to file a part-year NJ state tax return when you prepare your 2019 tax return--in early 2020.  You will be able to indicate in the software that you only lived in NJ for part of 2019.  In January 2020, you should receive a W-2 from your NJ employer and your NH employer (if you have a different employer now)  Your W-2 will indicate how much NJ tax was withheld from your pay while you lived in NJ.

 

As for the drivers license--check into the laws in NH so you know how long you have to obtain a NH drivers license in order to comply with the state's laws regarding drivers licenses and auto registration.

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

Moved to NH from NJ for work can I claim NH state tax?

Here is some information you need--even though it has nothing to do with your income tax:

 

https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driver-licensing/index.htm

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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