Living in MD, working in VA: which state tax return?


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Guest

Last year I lived in Maryland, but worked in Virginia. Do I
have to file a MD state tax return, a VA state tax return,
or both?
 
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Paul Thomas

Last year I lived in Maryland, but worked in Virginia. Do I
have to file a MD state tax return, a VA state tax return,
or both?
Both. Maryland as a resident, Virginia as a non-resident.
Maryland should allow for the taxes paid to Virginia.
 
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eagent

Last year I lived in Maryland, but worked in Virginia. Do I
have to file a MD state tax return, a VA state tax return,
or both?
Assuming all you have is W-2 income, you ONLY file a
Maryland tax return. Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania & DC have a reciprocal tax agreement in place -
this is unique in the tax world - whereby if you live in one
jurisdiction and work in the other AND YOU ONLY INCOME IN
YOUR NONRESIDENT JURISDICTION IS W-2 INCOME, then you only
file in your state of residence.

Gene E. Utterback, EA, RFC
(MD)
 
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Katie

Last year I lived in Maryland, but worked in Virginia. Do I
have to file a MD state tax return, a VA state tax return,
or both?
Echoing Gene: There is a reciprocal agreement between VA
and MD whereby a resident of one state, working in the
other, pays tax only to the state of residence, as long as
the only income sourced in the other state is compensation
for services. If you have other VA source income, you must
file a VA return.

Your employer should have withheld MD tax from your wages.
If VA tax was withheld, you will need to file a VA return to
get a refund.

Katie in San Diego
 
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