Question by Ava626: Lives in NH work in MA, was self employed for 3 months, do I still put that income in for MA state return?
I made $ 22000 in self employment, my office was located at home in NH. Do I still report that income on my MA tax return? I’m doing my taxes online with turbotax and it automatically enter the income in my MA, is ok if I delete it?
Answer by sir_e3d
You most likely need to do an apportionment schedule of some sort for MA since you are a non-resident. For individuals, the formula is usually something like – how much did you make in our state vs. how much did you make everywhere. Many states compute your tax as if 100% of your income was from their state and then multiplies by the ratio above. This is their way of getting your income into a higher tax bracket.
So, if TurboTax is indeed sourcing the self-employment income to MA, you need to change that. I am not sure if you can just delete it since it may delete it from your Federal and NH returns. Any tax software that allows for multiple state filings requires you to indicate where the income should be sourced. This may just be a case where it was accidently coded as MA. Check that to be sure. If it is already correctly sourced to NH, you may need to call TurboTax support to find the work around.
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