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Old 03-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Wife in NC husband in MA

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My wife lived in NC last year and received unemployment benefits but didn't work. I lived and worked in MA. I think I have to file jointly and claim non-residency, but as far as I can see I will still have to pay for my MA income.
Can someone explain how to file?

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“My wife lived in NC last year and received unemployment benefits but didn't work. I lived and worked in MA. I think I have to file jointly and claim non-residency, but as far as I can see I will still have to pay for my MA income.”---->I assume that you are a full year resident of MA, then, if you file MFJ on your federal return, you can file that way for MA. However, you only have to pay taxes on your MA-based income to MA, so it works out in your favor.OR if your principal abode is MA and her is NC, then you can file in MA as MFS even though you are are filing your federal return as MFJ. She reports her full income to NC(if she had but she didn’t, no tax to NC) and pays tax accordingly. Your income is not reported to NC, as you are a non-resident of NC with no NC-based income.
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OK, thanks.
Is it correct that she needs to file usin form D-400 and include our federal return?
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“Is it correct that she needs to file usin form D-400 and include our federal return?”---->If she needs to fie NC return as a full year resident of NC, THEN, She needs to check the circle #3 on Form D400 as long as she files her NC as MFS(and you file your MA as MFS). If she chooses to file a separate NC return,she must complete either a federal return as married filing separately(if she files her federal return as MFS) reporting only her income, deductions, and exemptions or a schedule showing the computation of her separate federal taxable income and attach it to her NC return. She must also include a copy of her joint federal return(if she files her federal return as MFJ) unless her federal return reflects a NC address. Each state differs in their requirements. Suggest to go on line to NC Dept of Revenue. The answer should be in the instructions.
Please visit the NC Dept of Revenue here: http://www.dornc.com/downloads/D401.pdf
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