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larsenkm
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I’m a college student filing for a return. I worked in a state where I was a nonresident and it is telling me I need to pay taxes to the state I am a resident of - help!

 
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TomD8
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I’m a college student filing for a return. I worked in a state where I was a nonresident and it is telling me I need to pay taxes to the state I am a resident of - help!

The program is correct.

Your legal state of residence can tax ALL your income, regardless of where you earned it.

A non-resident state can tax you only on income earned within its borders.

Therefore if you have non-resident state income, you must file both a non-resident state return AND a home state return.  (The only exception is if the two states have 'tax reciprocity'.) You'll be able to take a credit on your home state return for taxes paid to the non-resident state, so you won't be double-taxed.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901271-how-do-i-file-a-nonresident-state-return

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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TomD8
Level 15

I’m a college student filing for a return. I worked in a state where I was a nonresident and it is telling me I need to pay taxes to the state I am a resident of - help!

The program is correct.

Your legal state of residence can tax ALL your income, regardless of where you earned it.

A non-resident state can tax you only on income earned within its borders.

Therefore if you have non-resident state income, you must file both a non-resident state return AND a home state return.  (The only exception is if the two states have 'tax reciprocity'.) You'll be able to take a credit on your home state return for taxes paid to the non-resident state, so you won't be double-taxed.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901271-how-do-i-file-a-nonresident-state-return

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
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