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MrsBones2013
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Remote Worker Currently in NYC moving to ATL

What things should Remote workers keep in mind. When filing taxes?

I am currently working remote in NYC.  I will be moving to ATL and will still be remote. 

 

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gburno
Employee Tax Expert

Remote Worker Currently in NYC moving to ATL

Hello, and thank you for contacting TurboTax.

 

As a remote worker, you should keep good records of any employee expenses you seek to claim as a deduction. While people who are self-employed or independent contractors are not considered employees, they are eligible for many of the same deductions and subject to the same record-keeping requirements. See the article below.

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/jobs-and-career/tax-tips-for-employees-who-work-at-home/L5AinJb...

 

Also, since you are currently in NYC, you should be aware of New York residency requirements and for those of part-year residents and non-residents as well. As a resident, you pay state tax (and city tax if a New York City or Yonkers resident) on all your income no matter where it is earned. As a nonresident, you only pay tax on New York source income, which includes earnings from work performed in New York State, and income from real property located in the state. If you are a nonresident, you are not liable for New York City personal income tax, but may be subject to Yonkers nonresident earning tax if your income is sourced to the city of Yonkers.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/forums/replypage/board-id/asktheexperts/message-id/3957

 

Regarding the state of Georgia, The Georgia DOR posted to its FAQ’s that “if the employee is temporarily working in Georgia, wages earned during this time period would not be
considered Georgia income and therefore the employer is not required to withhold Georgia income tax. As a Georgia resident, your remote work would be subject to Georgia state income tax.

 

https://www.hodgsonruss.com/assets/htmldocuments/Telecommuting_5.22.20.pdf

 

 

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RossP88
Employee Tax Expert

Remote Worker Currently in NYC moving to ATL

Generally, you will only be taxed in the jurisdiction that you performed the work in. In your case you will be taxed in NY right up until you move. You will pay GA taxes in the later part of the year. One thing to bare in mind is that some states have challenged this position in recent months and, while it is still the majority view across the US, it may change in time. 

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SteamTrain
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Remote Worker Currently in NYC moving to ATL

....AANNNND, if you are remote working to NY, at a W-2 job for the NY employer

............, and not assigned to an actual physical Company site in GA,

........................then you may well be subject to the NY Telecommuter tax as a nonresident of NY...which taxes those NY-wages even if you have  moved to GA.  Even if NY taxes your after-move NY wages, GA would allow you a credit for (some of) the wages taxes paid to NY, but that  only applies to the NY W-2 wages that NY taxed AFTER you took up residence in GA.

 

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
DemiW
Employee Tax Expert

Remote Worker Currently in NYC moving to ATL

Greetings @MrsBones2013 Congratulations on your move!

Great info @RossP88 @gburno @SteamTrain 

 

Just to add, if you are moving during the year, you will be required to file a New York state return as a part year resident and the same for Georgia.

 

As @SteamTrain  mentioned, due to New York Convenience of Employer Rule, if your employer is based in New York AND you work remote for your convenience, then you are subject to New York State taxes.  If you work remotely for a New York company out of their necessity, then you will only be taxed by the state you live in. 

 

Additionally, since the passing of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, job-related expenses or other miscellaneous itemized deductions such as deductions for moving expenses (except for active duty military), business travel, and home office expenses were suspended through 2025.  

 

No worries, TurboTax will walk you through filing your state returns.  Be sure to note that you earned money in another state when you file.

 

@MrsBones2013 Hope this helps!  Good Luck on your move!

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