I lived in Indiana in 2017 but moved to Utah for a new job in 2018. My new employer gave me a salary advance in late 2017. When filing taxes, do I have to file a Utah return and am I subject to salary advance tax?
No. Utah filing return rules say you can’t consider any of these from outside the state from Utah sources:
- Compensation for personal services
No services were rendered in Utah in 2017, so this is not Utah source income so you need not file taxes for a Utah return.
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Head of household is a filing status for single or unmarried taxpayers who have maintained a home for a qualifying person, such as a child or relative. This filing status provides a larger standard deduction and more generous tax rates for calculating federal income tax than the Single filing status.
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If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care.