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babze
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My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

We know about the tax agreement between the states, but are confused as to whether we can just file NJ, even though PA taxes were withheld.

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SweetieJean
Level 15

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

She must file both. The employer should have been withholding NJ taxes only, unless she worked in Philadelphia.

If you are a New Jersey resident and your employer withheld Pennsylvania income tax from wages, you must file a Pennsylvania non-resident return to get a refund. To stop the withholding of Pennsylvania income tax, complete Form REV-419EX, Employee’s Nonwithholding Application Certificate, and give it to the employer.

She will then have to file a NJ resident return.  She might be assessed underpayment interest and penalties there.

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SweetieJean
Level 15

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

Did she work in the city of Philadelphia?
babze
Level 1

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

No, not in Philly
SweetieJean
Level 15

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

She must file both. The employer should have been withholding NJ taxes only, unless she worked in Philadelphia.

If you are a New Jersey resident and your employer withheld Pennsylvania income tax from wages, you must file a Pennsylvania non-resident return to get a refund. To stop the withholding of Pennsylvania income tax, complete Form REV-419EX, Employee’s Nonwithholding Application Certificate, and give it to the employer.

She will then have to file a NJ resident return.  She might be assessed underpayment interest and penalties there.

SweetieJean
Level 15

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

babze
Level 1

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

Thanks for your help!
SweetieJean
Level 15

My daughter lives in NJ, but worked in PA. PA withheld taxes...box 15 lists PA, not NJ. Does she need to file taxes in both states?

Be sure her employer starts withholding NJ taxes.
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