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Im a resident of California with income from Montana. Montana

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I'm a resident of California with income from Montana. Montana is asking for my federal return and all forms and schedules; and " all earnings statements. Do they have a right to information that has nothing to do with Montana?
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Hello! I am a CPA here to assist you with your tax questions. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

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Unfortunately, the states that you earn income in do have a right to request your federal income tax return. They use this to ascertain whether or not there is additional unclaimed income for their state.

Customer:

Does that include all financial statements, w-2, 1099, ... everything?

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They can ask for that information too

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to ensure that none of your income came from a Montana source

Customer:

Ok, I guess that covers it. Thanks.

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I'm truly sorry if this is not the news you had hoped to hear

Customer:

It seems unjust. But that's just the way the tax ball rolls I guess. Thanks for the expert reply.

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OK I'll do that. Thanks.

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