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Old 08-13-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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My spouse works in Maine part time. We...

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...live in New Hampshire. Will we have to pay Maine income tax? Will the state of Maine also tax my income, even though I do not work or live in Maine?
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Yes you (or more specifically, your spouse) will have a Maine Non Resident return to file that should only include your spouses maine earnings.

And, NO, your earnings are safe from ME. Maine does not tax income not earned in the state on that non resident return.

For instance, (make an assumption for illustration) all your earnings are NH, your spouse has PT earnings in ME and part time earnings in NH.

federal return will includ ALL three sources.

NH has no income tax so none of these sources gets income taxed in NH.

ME gets thier tax ONLY on the ME Earnings of your spouse on a NON_RESIDENT return.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #3
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If she worked more than 10 days in Maine she must file a return in Maine regardless of tax liability.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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Pay? Maybe not, but you WILL have to complete and file a Maine Income tax return. This is because the income was earned in the State of Maine, and since NH has NO income tax (Live free or Die!) then Maine has 1st dibs on those earnings. As I do not know the tax rules in Maine, you may or may not have to pay more than was withheld from your spouse's paycheck. If there were no withholdings, then you may have to pay depending upon the results of your Maine Income tax return calculations.
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If there is a state income tax in Maine, your husband will be responsible for that state tax. You are not responsible for any taxes in Maine except in the sense that the taxes are taken from your family income. If taxes are due, he should recieve a w-2 that indicates any state taxes taken out. In most cases taxes would already have been deducted and it will only be a matter of finding out if it is necessary to file a return.
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