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powderpuff29
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Do I have to file a new jersey tax return if I had no nj income and I don't owe money and of course am not getting a refund? Seems a little unclear

 
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DS30
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Do I have to file a new jersey tax return if I had no nj income and I don't owe money and of course am not getting a refund? Seems a little unclear

It depends but if you are a resident of NJ, you will need to consider all income from all sources (not just NJ sources) when determining your NJ gross income.

If you are a resident of NJ, according to the NJ department of revenue, you are required to file an NJ resident state income tax return if:

  • your filing status is married filing jointly and your gross income from everywhere for the entire year was more than the filing threshold of $20,000. (single/married filing separately - $10,000).

If you are a nonresident or NJ, then you would only have to file NJ sourced income.

If you do not meet the filing requirements for NJ, then you will not have to file in NJ.

If you can, go back into TurboTax, under the state taxes tab and delete NJ from your list of state returns. If not just don't file the NJ state tax return.

If you purchased an NJ state income tax return in error, you will need to contact customer support to request a refund.

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Taxinfo2023
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Do I have to file a new jersey tax return if I had no nj income and I don't owe money and of course am not getting a refund? Seems a little unclear

Do I have to file a New Jersey state income tax form if there’s zero refund and zero pay in

MarilynG1
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Do I have to file a new jersey tax return if I had no nj income and I don't owe money and of course am not getting a refund? Seems a little unclear

No, you don't need to file a New Jersey return if you had no NJ income (or paid any  tax there).  However, if you are New Jersey resident, you would report all your income and tax paid there (no matter where earned or paid).

 

NJ would give you a credit for tax paid to another state on income earned in that state. 

 

Here's more info on Why Would I File a Non-Resident Return?

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