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tatum5
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Work from home in KS, employer in IL. Income taxed in IL even though I never lived or worked there. Now I owe KS a bunch of money! Do I get it back from IL?

 
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MichaelL1
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Work from home in KS, employer in IL. Income taxed in IL even though I never lived or worked there. Now I owe KS a bunch of money! Do I get it back from IL?

You need to first talk to the employer and get this straightened out with the HR office.

None of your income should be taxed by IL.  You will need to get a letter from them stating that you lived and worked all year in KS, and then file an IL non-resident return with $0 income and get all the taxes paid in back from IL.

Then you will file a KS return and will owe KS taxes due to no taxes withheld.  I suggest you make estimated tax payments to KS so a year from now this does not happen again. 

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MichaelL1
Level 15

Work from home in KS, employer in IL. Income taxed in IL even though I never lived or worked there. Now I owe KS a bunch of money! Do I get it back from IL?

You need to first talk to the employer and get this straightened out with the HR office.

None of your income should be taxed by IL.  You will need to get a letter from them stating that you lived and worked all year in KS, and then file an IL non-resident return with $0 income and get all the taxes paid in back from IL.

Then you will file a KS return and will owe KS taxes due to no taxes withheld.  I suggest you make estimated tax payments to KS so a year from now this does not happen again. 

tatum5
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Work from home in KS, employer in IL. Income taxed in IL even though I never lived or worked there. Now I owe KS a bunch of money! Do I get it back from IL?

Can this be done via TurboTax?  I don't see where I can change my income to $0 under the state filing.
MichaelL1
Level 15

Work from home in KS, employer in IL. Income taxed in IL even though I never lived or worked there. Now I owe KS a bunch of money! Do I get it back from IL?

IL should ask about adjustments to income and you need to entry an amount equal to the W-2 box 1 amount.  then an explanation will need to be attached to a paper filed return.

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