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HI, the per Diem (if part of an "accountable plan,") and you employer will be able to verify that, is NOT taxable
On the MA part, they're pretty aggressive about whether your are domiciled there
They'll use things like, if you intend to return, own assets there, etc
Massachusetts IS, however, one of the states that uses Federal AGI as the starting point for figuring state taxes
SO the exclusion will be out of that number
Beautiful. The per diem is at the government determined per diem rate and has been accounted for in my company's expense reporting software. Sounds like I'm covered here. I own an apartment in MA, which I consider to be my principal residence, so it sounds they've got me there.
looking now, to see if I can find more details on the residency requirement in MA
sorry just saw your first comment
Good, sounds like you're ok there too
So to be clear, my federal gross adjusted income, after I've gone through form 1040 will be the starting point for my MA forms yes?
That's right see; this:http://taxes.about.com/od/statetaxes/a/states-based-on-federal-AGI.htm
Great, good to know. Thanks for the help.
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