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I work in New Hampshire and live in Massachusettes. I have

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I work in New Hampshire and live in Massachusettes. I have not have state tax taking out of my pay checks. I am trying to figure out what I need to pay
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

Hello

The State of New Hampshire does not have an income tax on an individual's reported W-2 wages. That is why you do not have state taxes withheld.

You do need to file a Mass state return and report your total income. You will be taxed on your income in Mass because you live there.

Your employer is not required to withhold because you work in NH.

You file a resident return for Mass and report all your income.

You are required to rate in a positive way (STARS or SMILEY FACES) if I am to be credited with responding.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
but how do I figure out what to pay Massachusettes
Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

You have to complete a tax return as an estimate (if you are asking about making estimated tax payments to Mass).

I can do that if you tell me your filing status, number of dependents and income

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Married no dependents my annual income is around $58,240
Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

Does your spouse work?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she works in Massachusettes
Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

At married filing joint on just your income, your Mass taxable income would be $49,440.00 × 5.2% (tax rate) with Mass tax estimated as $2,570.

You use the Department's Form 1-ES to make estimated payments and ensure that your payment is credited to your account.

You can make estimated payments for the $2570.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

If I calculate for just you and not joint then plan on $2800 for payments.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

When you file joint you will still report the estimated payments on your joint return.

Please let me know if you need clarification. If you do not then a positive rating is appreciated so I get credit for the response.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

Checking to see if you responded

Expert:  Robin D. replied 5 months ago.

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