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Can the state of North Carolina come after me living in Ohio

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Can the state of North Carolina come after me living in Ohio for state back taxes?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

Yes - they could - but would be limited in enforcement options.
NC still may garnish your federal tax refund.
But in order to garnish your wages or levy on your assets in another state NC taxing authorities would need to obtain an Ohio court order - which might be costly and time consuming for them.
So as a practical matter they would only use such option when the amount of the debt is substantial and there is a reasonable collection potential (measured as the taxpayer's ability to pay).
Thus that would be relatively rare.

Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

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