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 2017.
- 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.
Unfortunately, the cost of your engagement ring can't be deducted as a write-off on your personal income taxes. H&R Block tax pros explain why.
Trying to determine the cost of tax preparation or H&R Block’s prices? Find out why there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to tax prep.
Spending your time volunteering is a great way to give back. Learn more about the tax benefits for volunteer work when filing your taxes at H&R Block.
Learn more about the potential tax benefits of charitable holiday giving. Your holiday donations may boost your refund, depending on the organization.