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kevro2579
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My w2 states that my total income was 40,390. I live in Illinois and work in Missouri. In the state total for Missouri income says 40,390 and the Illinois portion 23,711 however I recieved NO income from any IL sources. I feel like it should read zero.

 
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IsabellaG
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My w2 states that my total income was 40,390. I live in Illinois and work in Missouri. In the state total for Missouri income says 40,390 and the Illinois portion 23,711 however I recieved NO income from any IL sources. I feel like it should read zero.

It doesn't make sense that your IL income should say a different amount from your Missouri income on your W-2, given the circumstances that you describe.

If you are a resident of Illinois, your home state will tax you on all of your income, no matter where you earned it. The procedure is to prepare your non-resident state return first (MO) then prepare your resident state return (IL), which will give you a credit for the taxes paid to MO.

However, it doesn't make a difference what box 16 says for Illinois on your W-2. Your resident state is still going to tax you on all of your income.

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