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Live in NJ i work in NY i got 2 w2s, NJ w2 doesn't have wages NY Does

I work in NYC Live In NJ, i got 2 w2s one with wages the one from New Jersey doesn't. In the interview its asking me to remove one state wage which one should i remove? NY or NJ?
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Live in NJ i work in NY i got 2 w2s, NJ w2 doesn't have wages NY Does

You remove NJ.  Your income will be taxed in NJ regardless (although the credit you receive on tax paid to NY probably brings your overall tax down to zero).  But since the W-2 with NJ does not show state income, the programming of TurboTax does not allow you to process the return with the information listed like this.  By deleting the information on that line, you will allow TurboTax to correctly process the state information.  

Double-check, however, to make sure that none of the W-2 copies reflect an amount in box 16 for NJ.  If one does, you need to put in that amount.  Then, on the NJ return, the amount of box 16 from the NY line is used to answer the question about double-taxed income

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Live in NJ i work in NY i got 2 w2s, NJ w2 doesn't have wages NY Does

You remove NJ.  Your income will be taxed in NJ regardless (although the credit you receive on tax paid to NY probably brings your overall tax down to zero).  But since the W-2 with NJ does not show state income, the programming of TurboTax does not allow you to process the return with the information listed like this.  By deleting the information on that line, you will allow TurboTax to correctly process the state information.  

Double-check, however, to make sure that none of the W-2 copies reflect an amount in box 16 for NJ.  If one does, you need to put in that amount.  Then, on the NJ return, the amount of box 16 from the NY line is used to answer the question about double-taxed income

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