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dwoodworth19
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My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

 
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DS30
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My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

No. There are 2 things that you will want to check:

  • check how your state information is being reported on your W-2 and under the federal W-2 section (Once you have signed into your TurboTax Account (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here), select "Take Me To My Return" and type "W-2" in the search bar then select "W-2").
  • make sure you are working on your nonresident state (RI) first.

Check the state section of your W-2, if it shows your total wages listed twice (under both MA and RI), you may want to remove the MA information (as long as there are no MA withholdings listed). This should eliminate your income being double taxed on your home state income tax return.

You will want to work on your nonresident RI state income tax return first. You will then take a tax credit from your nonresident RI state income taxes on your resident MA state income tax return. (Please note that you will only get a tax credit for your RI state income taxes up to the amount of MA state income taxes that would have been paid if the income was earned in MA). The credit for taxes paid to another state section will be at the end of your residence state's interview process.

Just follow the TurboTax guide when working on your states (remembering to do your nonresident state return first) and TurboTax will do all the calculations and credits to your resident states return

Here is additional information about filing in multiple states (select "see more answer" to view the entire attachment)

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300797


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DS30
New Member

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

No. There are 2 things that you will want to check:

  • check how your state information is being reported on your W-2 and under the federal W-2 section (Once you have signed into your TurboTax Account (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here), select "Take Me To My Return" and type "W-2" in the search bar then select "W-2").
  • make sure you are working on your nonresident state (RI) first.

Check the state section of your W-2, if it shows your total wages listed twice (under both MA and RI), you may want to remove the MA information (as long as there are no MA withholdings listed). This should eliminate your income being double taxed on your home state income tax return.

You will want to work on your nonresident RI state income tax return first. You will then take a tax credit from your nonresident RI state income taxes on your resident MA state income tax return. (Please note that you will only get a tax credit for your RI state income taxes up to the amount of MA state income taxes that would have been paid if the income was earned in MA). The credit for taxes paid to another state section will be at the end of your residence state's interview process.

Just follow the TurboTax guide when working on your states (remembering to do your nonresident state return first) and TurboTax will do all the calculations and credits to your resident states return

Here is additional information about filing in multiple states (select "see more answer" to view the entire attachment)

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300797


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mfking
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My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

I am experiencing a similar situation now, but I do have $32 in taxes from MA (resident state) reported on my W2. I worked in CA but am a MA resident, so box 16 for both CA and MA report the same number, so when I do my MA state taxes, the transferred state wages is double what I actually earned. Is this an error in my W2, or what should I do?
JD2
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My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

I have the same issue. No help unless you pay their $200 ransom for a human on the other end of the phone.
JD2
New Member

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

I'm having the same issue, but TurboTax won't give answers unless you hire a $200 specialist. Pirates
forward08return
New Member

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

Has anyone been able to resolve this? I'm having the same problem.
BronxMom
New Member

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

Do I have to prepare non-resident return, then delete all income info? Or prepare non-resident return manually?
kongf2012
Level 3

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

It is 2021. I am having the same issue. Does everyone give up the e-filing and just mail them in?

gloriah5200
Expert Alumni

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

Only one W2 should be entered in TurboTax for the same employer unless there really is two W2s where the combined amount is your total wage.  Based on your information in the question you only made the federal total $ for this employer. 

 

In TurboTax enter one W2 but when you get to the State tax area fill in the information for each state (Edit if you have already entered it, delete the second W2.)

This should work out the calculations for you.  Click here for MA rules on credit for taxes paid to another state.

  • Since MA requires you to pay tax on all of your income because you are a resident, you will show the total income on the MA return
  • The other state requires you to pay tax on the income you earn there whether or not you live there so for this state you are a non-resident. 
  • MA will give your a credit for taxes paid to the other state on the same income.

For additional information refer to the following link:
Claiming income earned in other state while MA resident

 

kongf2012
Level 3

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

I received only one W2. But in box-16, it has two rows: one for Rhode Island where the income is actually earned, and another for Massachusetts for the same amount of income.  In box-17, there are also two rows: one for Rhode Island showing state tax withheld, the other row for Massachusetts with much smaller amount. 

 

When I prepare Massachusetts return, it added up the amounts of both rows in W2 box-16, which doubled what I actually earned. Turbo Tax gave the option of only importing MA return, but then one has to mail in the return. Some other posts reported similar issues. If one modifies the row for Massachusetts in box-16 to 0, he can E-file, but someone has been audited by Massachusetts Department of Revenue for doing so in the past. 

 

My employer said the W-2 was correct and I need to check with  TurboTax or find another accountant to properly file the return. 

MarilynG1
Expert Alumni

My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

@kongf2012 You are correct that Massachusetts should not be doubling your income.  

 

Prepare your Non-Resident Rhode Island return first.

 

Massachusetts will give you credit for tax paid to Rhode Island.  In the My Info section, be sure you indicated that you 'earned income in another state'.

 

Click this link for more info on How to File a Non-Resident State Return.

 

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kongf2012
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My MA state Wages show as double of what I made. I work in RI and live in MA. Is this right?

@MarilynG1  and @gloriah5200 

 

I prepared my non-resident Rhode island tax return first and filed it, but TurboTax MA still double-counts my income. Say, you earn an income of 100,000k, and you pay $5,000 tax to Rhode Island. In MA return, Turbo Tax would count the income as $200,000K, the tax rate is 5%, so the MA tax before credit is $10,000. Yes, MA will give you some credit back for the $5,000 tax paid to Rhode Island, but you still end up having to pay MA $10,000 - $5,000 (credit for RI tax) = $5,000, which is totally wrong!

 

I then tried importing only MA income, then TT wouldn't allow you to E-file , the only option is to "Mail Return". I pressed "Mail Return" option and printed MA return just to see what it looks like. My intention was to switch back to E-file after printing the return, but TurboTax would not allow me to switch back to E-File. I guess I have to mail the return this year. But Marilyn if you can, please forward this to Turbo Tax IT department and asks them to fix this problem this year.  In the past, I was not very impressed the way TT handled customer reported issue. I know firsthand that sometime the only way to get an issue fixed by TT is to twitter and @CEO many times by multiple different customers.  Hopefully, this issue doesn't have to go to that route. 

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