Live in NJ, Work in NY - What W2 forms should I have received?


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carrieaj

I live in NJ but work in NYC. Half way through 2005 I
changed jobs (both jobs were in NY). Company A has sent me
W2 forms for both NY and NJ, while Company B only sent a NY
form. Am I missing a form? The only explanation I can come
up with is that Company A is a large corporation with
offices in every state, while Company B is not. Is that the
reason for the "missing" NJ form?
 
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Katie

I live in NJ but work in NYC. Half way through 2005 I
changed jobs (both jobs were in NY). Company A has sent me
W2 forms for both NY and NJ, while Company B only sent a NY
form. Am I missing a form? The only explanation I can come
up with is that Company A is a large corporation with
offices in every state, while Company B is not. Is that the
reason for the "missing" NJ form?
Probably. If Company B has no operations in NJ, it is not
required to register as an employer there and withhold NJ
income tax from your salary.

You may need to make estimated tax payments to NJ to avoid
penalties. However, NJ will give you credit for the tax you
pay to NY state on your salary, so unless you have
significant income other than your salary, you may not owe
much to NJ.

As someone helpfully pointed out in another thread, NJ does
not allow contributions to plans such as medical savings
accounts, child care accounts, and certain other deductions
to be subtracted from wages for NJ income tax purposes. So
if you have any of those items, you may have to make
adjustments for NJ.

Katie in San Diego
 
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