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Resident vs. Non-Resident

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If I moved into New York City from New Jersey during 2004, but I’ve been working in NJ the whole year, how do I prorate the State wages for NJ on my W-2, box 16, for the portion of the year that I actually lived in NJ. Which part to I report on the NJ-1040 and which part on the NJ-1040NR?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  R. Greg Paszkiewicz replied 11 years ago.
You pro-rate based on the number of days as a resident versus the number of days as a non-resident. The wages from nonresidency go on the NJ1040NR and the wages during residency go on the NJ1040.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to R. Greg Paszkiewicz's Post: I knew that you need to prorate according to days of the year. The problem is that I have only one number for all of the wages earned in NJ, and I also have other wages from NY for the time I was in NJ, and Vice versa. So I have three different w-2's, and I don't know what's considered NJ non-residency income- even the income from NY when I was a non-resident of NJ?, and What aboiut the income from NY when I WAS a resident of NJ- is that also "NJ wages" for the resident form? That's why I'm confused. I think I need an accountant face-to face

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