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alexisczyzewski
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My hubs earned income in NY n 2016 and we rcvd a W2 that said "NY" as state & one that said "Total State", 2 versions of a W2 for same incm. how do i file? we live in CA

 
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DanielV01
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My hubs earned income in NY n 2016 and we rcvd a W2 that said "NY" as state & one that said "Total State", 2 versions of a W2 for same incm. how do i file? we live in CA

It depends.  As far as entering this information into TurboTax is concerned, you can ignore the line that says "Total State".  This is not information that the program needs.  However, if the same W2 has other state information (such as CA or another state), you would want to include this information on separate state lines.  

As far as your state returns are concerned, you will file a NY nonresident return and a CA resident return.  California taxes the income your husband earned in NY also, but you will receive a credit for the amount of tax he had to pay on that income to New York.  For this reason, you will want to prepare the New York return first in TurboTax.  Please see this FAQ with additional instructions:  https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302052

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DanielV01
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My hubs earned income in NY n 2016 and we rcvd a W2 that said "NY" as state & one that said "Total State", 2 versions of a W2 for same incm. how do i file? we live in CA

It depends.  As far as entering this information into TurboTax is concerned, you can ignore the line that says "Total State".  This is not information that the program needs.  However, if the same W2 has other state information (such as CA or another state), you would want to include this information on separate state lines.  

As far as your state returns are concerned, you will file a NY nonresident return and a CA resident return.  California taxes the income your husband earned in NY also, but you will receive a credit for the amount of tax he had to pay on that income to New York.  For this reason, you will want to prepare the New York return first in TurboTax.  Please see this FAQ with additional instructions:  https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302052

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