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htk2
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Moving states, nonresident and a college student

I moved states in 2023, left my job and stopped working. In my new state, I declared my new address but I'm not a legal resident yet. I'm attending the community college but made zero income in the new state. 

-Am I expected to file two separate taxes as a zero-income nonresident?

-Can I file taxes if I'm not a resident? Will I receive tax returns for community college? 

-How do I ensure the State knows I am no longer employed?

 

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SharonD007
Employee Tax Expert

Moving states, nonresident and a college student

No, you won't file two nonresident tax returns. You may be required to file a part-year tax return for the state that you moved from depending upon their filing requirements (depends on your age, filing status, and income).   You can visit your state’s Department of Revenue to find out what the filing requirements are. Review the TurboTax article How do I contact my state's Department of Revenue? for more information.

 

You may not need to file a tax return in your new state since you didn't have any income.  Check your current state Department of Revenue for filing requirements and residency rules.

 

You should have received a Form 1098-T from your community college, which you can enter on your federal tax return.  You may qualify for education tax credits. 

 

Please see the TurboTax articles Guide to Tax Form 1098-T: Tuition Statement and What Are Education Tax Credits? For additional information.

 

[Edited 2/29/24|8:37pm]

 

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htk2
Returning Member

Moving states, nonresident and a college student

Then is it correct that I fill in one resident tax return instead? Will it be correct to assume I'm still a resident in my previous state if my address was reported for my new state? 

SharonD007
Employee Tax Expert

Moving states, nonresident and a college student

No, you won't complete a resident tax return. If you are required to file a tax return for your new state and you determined that you are a resident, you will file a part-year resident return because you didn't live there for the entire year.  For the state that you moved from, you will also need to file a part-year resident return.

 

As far as your state residency status is concerned, it depends on the state.  You will need to check the State Department of Revenue for their residency rules. How do I contact my state's Department of Revenue.

 

For more information, refer to the TurboTax Help article What is my state residency status?

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