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lilian-resume
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I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?
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Hal_Al
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I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

Yes and maybe.

Any income reported on your fedearl return must be reported on your state return. 

The states do not necessarily use the same filing threshold as the feds. If the extra $2000 does not get you to the state minimum, you do not need to file. Because of federal self employment tax, it is not uncommon  to have to file a federal return, but not state.

To find your state's filing requirement, see https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2903200-do-i-need-to-file-a-state-return

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Hal_Al
Level 15

I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

Yes and maybe.

Any income reported on your fedearl return must be reported on your state return. 

The states do not necessarily use the same filing threshold as the feds. If the extra $2000 does not get you to the state minimum, you do not need to file. Because of federal self employment tax, it is not uncommon  to have to file a federal return, but not state.

To find your state's filing requirement, see https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2903200-do-i-need-to-file-a-state-return

lilian-resume
New Member

I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

The link does not give me the chance to check if I need to file state for orlando, Florida. . .  Any information?
Hal_Al
Level 15

I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

Florida does not have an income tax
lilian-resume
New Member

I file federal taxes for selling cakes i made at home for parties during 2016, around $2000, do i have to file state? Why yes or why not?

Oook. So that means I don't need to file state. I appreciate!!! Thank u so much!
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