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Wife forgot to change address with employer after we moved. NJ taxes were withheld for one month before it was taken off. How to file taxes?

We never lived in NJ during 2019. Taxes were only taken out in January for NJ. Income tax collected from NJ was only $57. Do I have to file a return with NJ because of this? It's my understanding that I should be able to claim this money back because I never lived in NJ in 2019 and taxes were improperly taken.

 

I'm trying to file through TurboTax, but it's telling me I owe taxes to NJ. What's the best way to go about this? I'm happy to just not file if that's an option as well.

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Wife forgot to change address with employer after we moved. NJ taxes were withheld for one month before it was taken off. How to file taxes?

get the NJ-1040NR forms online at nj taxation website and file manually.

You had no NJ income but tax withheld so you are due a refund of $57.

 

 

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Wife forgot to change address with employer after we moved. NJ taxes were withheld for one month before it was taken off. How to file taxes?

If your W-2 show NJ income, you can report that if the NJ tax stays at zero.

Otherwise you may need to get a corrected W-2 from your employer.

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Wife forgot to change address with employer after we moved. NJ taxes were withheld for one month before it was taken off. How to file taxes?

Her W-2 shows $3188 in state wages as the paycheck was for the whole month of January. Can I still file with 0 income as she didn't actually earn this income in NJ or do I need a corrected W-2?

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Wife forgot to change address with employer after we moved. NJ taxes were withheld for one month before it was taken off. How to file taxes?

The way NJ 1040NR works it looks like you would owe tax on that NJ income.