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Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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I worked in Massachusetts and north Carolina in 2012. I made

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I worked in Massachusetts and north Carolina in 2012. I made 32,000 in Massachusetts and about 17 in North Carolina. My question is, when I did my taxes on H&R Block tax program, I was charged the full amount of taxes (49,000) by North Carolina for income earned. I was only charged the 32,000 by Mass for state income. What this has caused is me owing about 400 to NC based on total income earned in 2012. I thought I should be taxed by Mass for income earned in that state (32,000) and taxed by NC for income earned in that state (17,000) not charged by both states for full amount??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 3 years ago.

Megan C :

Hello! I am a CPA here to assist you with your tax questions. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Megan C :

How are you today?

Megan C :

Were you a NC resident for the entire year?

Megan C :

If you were a North Carolina resident for the entire year, then it is appropriate to pay tax on 100% of your income earned for the year

JACUSTOMER-7lesepwy- :

I was a resident for only three months (Oct - Dec 2012)

Megan C :

If you were a NC resident while you earned NC revenue, and a MA resident when you earned income there then you should only pay tax on your NC sourced income in NC and your MA sourced income in MA

Megan C :

So, while you were a resident you pay tax on 100% of the income there

JACUSTOMER-7lesepwy- :

That's what I thought but the H&R block tax program is taxing me on all income earned in both states and not just the NC portion

Megan C :

Yes, I'm not sure what you would do in the actual software, but I can tell you what you should be taxed on.

JACUSTOMER-7lesepwy- :

Thanks, I will figure out what is going on.

Megan C :

It's probably a box checked somewhere or something simple like that.

Megan C :

I'm sure if you call HR Block tech support they should be able to assist

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Is there anything else that I can be of assistance with today?

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Expert:  Megan C replied 3 years ago.
Hello, Robert

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Expert:  Megan C replied 3 years ago.
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