Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com
For federal purposes, the amount will be claimed as income on your taxes, since it doesn't matter which state is attributed to the earnings.
I need an answer to how I handle it from the state point of view. I know it's federal income.
I want to know if I have to file a Minnesota return and a Maine return.
For your state tax, if MN tax was withheld then you will have to file a non resident tax return for MN and seek a refund of that withholding
If no MN tax is withheld, then there's no purpose to fill a MN tax return, either
They didn't withhold anything. I filed a W-4 saying I was exempt.
You will still owe tax on the amount in Maine, as that is your state of residence
Another faculty member was told by H&R Block that she had to file with MN for that money--and she had to pay in about $1200. She lives in Maine as well.
Let me double check MN state tax regulations, but I too am an adjunct and I've never had to file taxes in another state
And, is the reason that I don't have to file with MN is that I never went to MN? Also, will the W-2 filed in MN trigger a request for money from them?
yes, my other schools have ME in Box 15.
Was MN tax withheld?
no, I filed the W-4 with the school claiming that I was exempt for MN withholdings. I can't remember what they told me when I first did this. I filed it back in 2009, I believe, and filed another one in January of this year.
You never physically worked in MN, therefore you do not have MN sourced income.
I didn't think I wanted MN tax withheld, since I never set foot outside of Maine.
You are not taxed based on where your employer is located.
If you claimed exempt from MN and no MN tax was withheld, then there's no need to file a MN tax return
awesome! Can you give me something in writing, so I can put it away with my 2012 tax paperwork--just in case someone asks.
http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/Forms_and_Instructions/w-4mn.pdf here's the W-4 from MN which has a line where you can claim exempt
I'm going to file my Maine return like I've been doing right along.
There's not a ruling or link which specifically states this issue
Yes, and you have to pay tax in ME on the income from the MN school
There's the fact sheet from MN - it states your gross income includes amounts earned for work performed IN Minnesota.
If you did not perform services in MN then there's nothing to worry about.
Okay, because I guess I'm one of the few who is not filing and paying tax on this income with the State of MN. And we're all adjuncts. That was my reasoning--that I'm not in MN.
Yes, but you have to perform the work in MN or be a MN resident to claim it on your taxes.
They are paying tax erroneously.
okay, thank you.
only the school's server lives in MN
If you would, please take a moment to rate my response as "excellent" so that I may receive credit for assisting you today