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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.
You will pay taxes in the state in which you live, so you will pay tax to Utah for January and February.
You should not pay tax to Louisiana because you did not live or work there.
You will not pay state taxes in the period in which you lived in Texas
and you will pay tax to Pennsylvania once you live or work there.
You will be able to get a refund of the taxes you paid to Louisiana.
So my employer has it wrong even though I am not there yet. Where can I reference this information so that I can get it changed?
They are probably wanting to get you set up for when you do move there
I don't have an address there yet and PA has cities that collect income taxes and I haven't decided which city to live.
Once you do you will fill out the proper tax form
Tax isn't due unless you live or work there
I guess they are saying that I work out of there... like moving my "home base"
from Louisiana to Pennsylvania
Yes, they have to get you set up. When are you moving?
You will owe tax to PA starting in August
Is there anything else I can assist you with
I need a reference to show them so they stop taking out taxes
Is there anything else I can assist you with?
received and realized from sources within PA when they were not a PA residents
what does this part mean?
It means you don't live in PA, but earn money from a PA source
and because of that.... I have to pay PA taxes even though I don't live there?
Yes, if you receive income from that source
so my "home base was/is being changed to PA I now have to pay taxes there instead of LA...?
Yes, that is what it seems
so your previous assessment is incorrect?
You pay PA tax on income you earn while living there (regardless of what state it's earned in) or in that state
ok, so My employer has me working in texas out of an office in pa.... and from what it says I guess they could figure that they earn out of PA so I guess they can tax it.
can I claim that I don't get taxed because I physically live in texas and haven't even got an address in PA
You could make that argument, yes
what is correct then?
is it open to interpretation?
Yes. Open to interpretation.
Does your employer have an office in Texas?
which is IRS speak for "Audit me please"
This has nothing to do with the IRS
If your employer has an office in Texas, and you are working in Texas then you are not working in PA and no PA tax is due
I made that argument also...
I know it's frustrating
they've already taken a grand out in taxes... would sure be nice to have...
thanks for your help... even though "open to interpretation" means that I have to file it correctly next year and make it all right.
Well when you file the tax return you can get the funds back
Is there anything else I can assist you with today?
um... with interest? I think not...
No you will not get interest unless they do not pay you the funds back by the tax deadline
hahahah... put this $38 bucks to good use and lobby for easier tax code... g'night
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