If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

 
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

You did not indicate which states you are talking about, but the general rule is that you are taxed where the work is done.

So if you did contract work while you were physically in another state, then you would likely be required to file a return in that state, but this depends on a wide number of conditions and state laws.

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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

Thanks for responding! The work was done in Idaho, we are residents of Alaska living in Texas (military).
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

... also, income was $17,000.
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

"Nonresidents must file an Idaho income tax return if their gross income from Idaho sources is more than $2,500. "

Also "Gross Income means all income from all sources before applying expenses or deductions. This includes compensation for services, gross income of a business, interest, rents, dividends, and gains from the sale of property." (both are found at <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1039.cfm">https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1039.cfm</a>)

So it looks like you need to file an Idaho state individual tax return.
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

Thank you!!!
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If I work as an independent contractor in a state other than my home state, where do i pay taxes?

P.S. Thank you for your service - another Texas resident...
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