"Resident returns with other state source income and only reporting Massachusetts source income from Form W-2 box 16." Anyone encounter this?

W2 shows same wages for CT & MA box 16 so added both on same w2.  

Completed CT return first, MA second.  

what am I missing?


If your W-2 does not show any taxes paid to MA on the income in Box 16, don't enter that line in TurboTax.

Go back to your Federal return and make that change on your W-2 entry, then go back to your MA State return.

It won't pick up MA income then, only CT income.

Here's more info:

No. There are 2 things that you will want to check:

  • check how your state information is being reported on your W-2 and under the federal W-2 section (Once you have signed into your TurboTax Account (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here), select "Take Me To My Return" and type "W-2" in the search bar then select "W-2").
  • make sure you are working on your nonresident state (RI) first.

Check the state section of your W-2, if it shows your total wages listed twice (under both MA and RI), you may want to remove the MA information (as long as there are no MA withholdings listed). This should eliminate your income being double taxed on your home state income tax return.

You will want to work on your nonresident RI state income tax return first. You will then take a tax credit from your nonresident RI state income taxes on your resident MA state income tax return. (Please note that you will only get a tax credit for your RI state income taxes up to the amount of MA state income taxes that would have been paid if the income was earned in MA). The credit for taxes paid to another state section will be at the end of your residence state's interview process.

Just follow the TurboTax guide when working on your states (remembering to do your nonresident state return first) and TurboTax will do all the calculations and credits to your resident states return

Here is additional information about filing in multiple states (select "see more answer" to view the entire attachment)




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