state tax to Washigton or not

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ketanco
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state tax to Washigton or not

Post by ketanco » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 am

Hello,
When amazon sends a 1099 misc for royalty you earn for your books that are sold on amazon's site, in addition to showing this income for your federal and your own state return such as within your schedule C, do you need to also file a non resident tax return to washington state? or since washington doesnt have personal income tax return, you dont need to? or is there a limit? I ave no relation to washington state otherwise.

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Re: state tax to Washigton or not

Post by quantAndHold » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:03 am

Washington doesn’t have state income tax. So....no. Even if you lived in Washington, you wouldn’t do this.

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Re: state tax to Washigton or not

Post by FiveK » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:13 am

ketanco wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 am
...since washington doesnt have personal income tax return, you dont need to
It would appear the answer is in the question. :)

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Re: state tax to Washigton or not

Post by MP123 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:09 am

quantAndHold wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:03 am
Washington doesn’t have state income tax. So....no. Even if you lived in Washington, you wouldn’t do this.
However, Washington does have a Business and Occupation tax (B&O) that does tax royalties.

So if the OP lived in WA he would owe B&O tax but not state income tax.

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Re: state tax to Washigton or not

Post by grabiner » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:23 pm

As a more general issue, states tax non-residents on income with a source in that state; the source is where the income was earned. If you live in NJ and work in NY for a corporation incorporated in DE, you owe NY non-resident tax, but no DE tax. If you also work in NJ for the same corporation, you owe only NJ tax on that income. (There are some exceptions; check with the state tax bureau. For example, some states tax work from home as if the work were done at your regular work location.)
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