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B Swangin Webster
Level 1

Tax filing

I have been asking my employer why my state of residence taxes haven't been filed.  Upon taking the job, I filled out all of the paperwork and even asked about Md taxes. They told me they would take care of it. I have just found out that they have not been paying Md. taxes nor are the taxes taken out of my check. Instead I have been paying VA taxes, even though I have never lived there. They said I would need to file for a VA non resident and owe MD taxes. Is this my responsibility or is it on them to file the taxes correctly?

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Level 15

Tax filing



When you live in one state and work in another state, you need to prepare the return for non-resident state first, then prepare the return for the state you live in.   The state you live in will give you credit for the taxes paid to the state you worked in.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15

Tax filing

If you're an MD resident who works in VA, file VA Form VA-4 with your employer ASAP to claim exemption from VA withholding.  Here's a link to that form:


MD residents are not subject to VA income tax on W-2 salaries or wages.


Unfortunately, the responsibility for correcting your employer's errors rests with you.


Your income is 100% taxable by your resident state of MD.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
B Swangin Webster
Level 1

Tax filing

thank you so much.



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