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denisef460
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Why is my income greater in my state tax form than federal

 
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SweetieJean
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Why is my income greater in my state tax form than federal

State tax laws are different from Federal.

For example, look at your W-2. Is Box 16 (state wages) more than Box 1?  Some states do not allow you to exclude from wages amounts you contribute to deferred compensation or retirement plans.

State deductions and credits also differ from Federal. Which state are you in?

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SweetieJean
Level 15

Why is my income greater in my state tax form than federal

State tax laws are different from Federal.

For example, look at your W-2. Is Box 16 (state wages) more than Box 1?  Some states do not allow you to exclude from wages amounts you contribute to deferred compensation or retirement plans.

State deductions and credits also differ from Federal. Which state are you in?

denisef460
New Member

Why is my income greater in my state tax form than federal

My total income should be the same. 19,500 I receive in SSI and 5,600 my husband receives in self employment. And my state of RI says I'm not eligible for homeowners tax relief because it says my income exceeds 44,000...???
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why is my income greater in my state tax form than federal

The calculation for this includes certain types of nontaxable income. See this:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.tax.ri.gov/forms/2016/DRAFTS/Income/2016%201040H_b.pdf">http://www.tax.ri.gov/forms/2016/...>
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