I have a question related to filing taxes in multiple states. I lived six months in Massachusetts and six months in another state. My job for the entire year was in Massachusetts. How do I report income on my Massachusetts return?
When filing your state return, all of your wages taxable to Massachusetts. Your state wages on your W-2 are most likely coded “MA.”
When filing your state tax return for Massachusetts, you must file as both a nonresident and a part-year resident if both of these are true:
- You were a Massachusetts resident for part of 2018.
- You also earned Massachusetts-source income during the period you weren’t a resident.
File one Form 1-NR/PY as both a nonresident and as a part-year resident. Complete the Resident / Nonresident Worksheet, Schedule R/NR, to figure the part of income you earned as both of these:
- Part-year resident
You’ll also need to file a part-year resident return in the state that you moved into or out of. Each state’s filing return requirements are different in this situation. So, it’s a good idea to verify what the filing requirement is for the state in your specific situation.
Changing jobs can come with tax implications like job search and moving expense deductions. Learn more about these potential benefits at H&R Block.