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I owe back taxes to the state of California for 2015. I

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I owe back taxes to the state of California for 2015. I worked in Delaware for 4 months and wasn't sure how to submit my tax return.
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: Do the taxes to CA on my earnings from Delaware?
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: I am married filing jointly
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I meant to ask "do I have to pay taxes to CA on my earnings from Delaware?" If so, should I add the amount of taxes I paid to the state of Delaware to my CA state tax credits?
Expert:  emc011075 replied 12 days ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

If the job in DE was temporary and you were still resident of CA than yes, you will have to include the income in you CA taxable income. However, if you filed DE return and paid taxes to DE you can claim credit for taxes paid to DE on your CA return to avoid double taxation.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I didn't file a return for DE yet. Can I still do that?
Expert:  emc011075 replied 12 days ago.

CA will require DE tax return if you claim the credit. The purpose is to avoid double taxation, not to avoid it. If you had any taxes withheld for DE you should file a return.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 days ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today?