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All Things Tax

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Two state tax filing help

Ok in 2015 I lived in Arkansas and worked in Missouri when I filed I filed for MO and not AR now AR is saying I owe them backed taxes how do I get this resolved any help would be appreciated. 

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Re: Two state tax filing help

Hello and welcome to the community.

 

   You worked in Missouri so you were correct in filing Missouri income taxes there. As you lived in Arkansas you do have to file state income tax in Arkansas, however when you fill out the taxes you will be credited for the amount of tax paid to Missouri. So all you need to do is File your 2015 Arkansas income taxes. This credit of Missouri should cancel out what you owe Arkansas or at least come very close.

Roger H,


Tax Specialist


Canton, Ohio

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Re: Two state tax filing help

Hi Brandon9702,

 

 

Welcome to the H&R Block community.

 

So when you live in one state and work in another state you have to file two state tax returns:

 

(1) A return for your state of residence.

(2) A non-resident return for the state you worked in.

 

On the tax return for your resident state you can claim a credit for the tax you paid to the other state so that you're not double-taxed on the same income.

 

So what you'll need to do is actually pretty simple.  You must file a resident tax return for Arkansas.  Make sure you claim the credit for tax paid to another state because this will solve your problem by showing Arkansas the correct amount that you owe, and it will be very little if anything at all, for 2015.

 

You can usually find the forms that you'll need for the state returns on each state's department of revenue website.  You're also welcome to use the downloadable H&R Block software if you would like.  Another option is to meet with a tax professional and allow them to assist you.

 

If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

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Re: Two state tax filing help

Thank you so I should be able to take this to an H&R Block office and they can file it for me?

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Re: Two state tax filing help

Brandon9702,

 

 

You're welcome.

 

You can absolutely go to an office.  However, you will have to mail a printed copy (which they will give you) since e-file for 2015 has long since ended.