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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

 
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BarbL
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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

If one of you is a non-resident, most states will default to the non-resident form as that is the requirement.

Because you are residents of different states, you should file as 'married filing separately' for the states, even though you filed a joint federal return. Each state return would include only the income and tax items for the resident spouse.  To do this in Turbo Tax, see this FAQ:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301995


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BarbL
Employee Tax Expert

Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

If one of you is a non-resident, most states will default to the non-resident form as that is the requirement.

Because you are residents of different states, you should file as 'married filing separately' for the states, even though you filed a joint federal return. Each state return would include only the income and tax items for the resident spouse.  To do this in Turbo Tax, see this FAQ:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301995


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hyao1
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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

Quick question... NY state MUST efile when preparing its return with software, but this MOCK approach says you have to post-mail state return. So can I efile NY state return and skip the MOCK federal return in Turbotax, in other words, will efile NY state grabs MOCK federal return information together? Thanks.
giddo
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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

This is very helpful. However, one piece not explicitly stated here is: When Paper filing State return, I am suppose to include Federal Tax returned filed (Form 1040 I think) with the documents I will mail to the State Department of Revenue. My question is: Am I correct to say that the Federal Tax document that will be mailed together with the the State returns (of MFS) of each person will be the *MFJ* Federal Tax Filing done and *NOT* the mock MFS Federal Filing?
sak6861g
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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

Any responses for "Am I correct to say that the Federal Tax document that will be mailed together with the the State returns (of MFS) of each person will be the *MFJ* Federal Tax Filing done and *NOT* the mock MFS Federal Filing?"???
firefly1
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Since we are married but reside in different states, what do I do when I get to the state form and it defaults to non resident?

I'm looking for the answer to this question as well. Anyone has done this before?

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