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Do I Have to Pay STATE Taxes?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by agag2, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi

    Just finished filing federal taxes - gotta say it was pretty expensive. Now I'm up to state taxes.

    Heres my scenario:

    I live in USA but I'm a student studying in another country. About 99% of the money I made was while I was in this other country. Was there for approximatly 6 months. I was here for about 2 weeks (made like 1-2% of total income while in USA)

    My question is do I need to pay state taxes?
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    as far I know, you should not be paying either one :) google your question and you should get an answer :)
     
  3. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Did you get W-2s and 1099s forms or any other reporting? Doesn't matter since you filed already with the Feds and most states take their lead from the Fed filing.
     
  4. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

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    I second this,
     
  5. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    it depends on the address you give to the company that's sending your paychecks, and possibly various other factors that would indicate to the IRS that you meet the criteria for residency within a certain state.

    if you're not living in the US, and you don't own any property in the US, then you can pretty much set your residence to any arbitrary state. so just pick a state that doesn't collect income taxes, rent a mailbox there, and then use that as your address for all of your official business matters.

    random links:
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    http://www.ehow.com/how_5127568_determine-state-residency-tax-purposes.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_income_tax#States_with_no_individual_income_tax