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I work in Connecticut live in mass. I owe both states

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hi I work in Connecticut live in mass. I owe both states hundreds of thousands of dollars in back state taxes. if I move out of mass.and stop working in Connecticut.and set up residence and a new job in a state other than either one of the states I owe money to.do I still have to pay?
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Customer: it is all due to gambling income .even though the end of the year was a loss they say owe on each individual jacpot.so its being taxed on money that I didn't take home.for instance the irs lets you write down your winnings by the amount you've lost. in mass they say you have to pay tax regardless if you lost it all back
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 6 months ago.

Your tax debt will not go away...

What you need to do

- file your tax return

- report all your gambling winnings

- deduct your gambling losses - you need to use schedule A - deduction is limited by the amount you won.

- most likely - your tax liability will be much less than state taxing authorities determined - it is very likely - they do not care about your deductions.

Questions?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ive reported everything and the losses.and now they want to garnish my wages for everything except 125 a week.so if I set up residence in a third state work in that third state get my drivers license in that third state have nothing to do with the other 2 states they can still garnish my wages that I make in the third state
Expert:  Lev replied 6 months ago.

You may not move to a different state and avoid the tax debt - ever they might not immediately start garnishment - your tax debt will not go away.

You would need to negotiate with taxing authorities and set the payment plan.

Expert:  Lev replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Lev replied 6 months ago.

You may not move to a different state and avoid the tax debt - ever they might not immediately start garnishment - your tax debt will not go away.

You would need to negotiate with taxing authorities and set the payment plan.

Let me know if you need any help or clarification.