Tax Effects of Working in Multiple States

August 18, 2016
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Taxes can be confusing for anyone. In fact, filling out tax returns can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful times of the year for many people. This is true even if the person in question simply has to complete an online return and has everything in order. When you add in an “unconventional” work situation like working in multiple states, however, things can become even more confusing. Let’s take a look at the tax effects of working in multiple

The main way that working different states can affect you when it comes to filing your taxes is that it increases the difficulty of determining how much money you owe. In general, if you are a resident of one state – Ohio, for example – but also have a rental business in Illinois, then you would report your taxes to both states. The state in which you maintain residence, however, will typically give you a credit for the taxes that you’ve paid in the other state. Consult the rules for each state to determine how this will work for you.


Federal Tax ID

When filing taxes in multiple states, you have to make sure that you have a Federal Tax ID. Without this, you could find your return rejected or sent back for revision. To obtain this number, fill out a Federal Ein Application. You can usually do this online through the IRS website, which makes the process as easy as possible.

When you’re filing state income taxes, make sure you have both your financial information as well as your EIN (you can fill your EIN application online) in order before beginning the process. Doing so beforehand can help make the process as easy and painless as possible.

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