Even though Tennessee doesn't have a state income tax (so there’s no state return to file), if you earned income in other states they may require you to file a return.
If you've already filed your return in one of those states, go to the state list to find that state's refund tracker.
If you haven't filed a return in the other states, here's what you need to be aware of:
- If you're a wage earner, you'll have to file a nonresident return for the state you work in, unless it has a reciprocal agreement with your state. Since you're likely paying withholding to the state you work in, filing a return means you may get a refund (although you might owe money)
- If you're receiving 1099-NECs or 1099-MISCs, you pay taxes to your resident state and where you physically perform your work or services. There are special rules for some professions, such as owner-operator truck drivers, who only pay income tax to their resident state. Depending on a variety of factors, including whether you paid estimated taxes, you might get a refund or you might owe money
- If you have rental property or investment property in another state, you pay taxes to the state of your primary residence and file for the state where the investment property is located—however, there can be complex rules, so check with the Departments of Revenue in both states to be certain you're in compliance