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Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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I am a Florida resident and have been offered a job in Massachusetts

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I am a Florida resident and have been offered a job in Massachusetts for which I would work remotely. I would need to visit the Boston office about once per month initially and then less frequently as time went on, but would be performing the vast majority of my work from Florida. Am I responsible for paying Massachusetts state income tax on my income, a portion of my income, or not at all?

MyVirtualCPA :

Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

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How are you today?

MyVirtualCPA :

You are not liable for MA income tax. You are not a resident

Customer:

Well, thanks.

MyVirtualCPA :

and you are performing your services from Florida

MyVirtualCPA :

If your employer withholds MA tax, you will get it back by filing a tax return

Customer:

yes, from florida. I will be required to be in the Boston office approx 5 days per month for the first several months and then less frequently thereafter however.

Customer:

should I request that my employer's payroll company not withhold the MA tax? I have been told that I could do that by writing them correctly

MyVirtualCPA :

That is correct. You are not working enough in the state to establish residency

MyVirtualCPA :

You could ask that MA taxes no longer be withheld

Customer:

thank you.

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