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Old 11-01-2008, 02:07 AM
 
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I've resided in Maine since June, work in New Hampshire. Do I have to pay state income taxes in Maine? The government website I saw says Maine imposes the tax on residents who earn a Maine-source income, but I'm betting they're not letting me off the hook for my 8.5%.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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IRS, state and city tax websites provide accurate and complete information. If we read these websites carefully, we learn the answers to our questions.
If you don't believe or don't understand that information, a wise choice would be to consult a CPA specializing in taxes at any local CPA firm including H&R Block operating within the state of Maine. Such persons know what they're talking about.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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If you live in Maine and work in NH you pay.

If you live in NH and work in Maine you pay.

They are trying to figure out how to tax those who live and work in NH since they pay no income tax and Augusta says that is just wrong.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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If you live in Maine and work in NH you pay.

If you live in NH and work in Maine you pay.

They are trying to figure out how to tax those who live and work in NH since they pay no income tax and Augusta says that is just wrong.
Too funny!

when my parents retired and move to Maine..they files in Ma. Maine hounded them for two years requireing proof that they didn't live in Maine that year they moved....
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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If New Hampshire does not have state income taxes, and that is where 100% of your income comes from, then I would you do not have to pay state income taxes, to anyone. I could be wrong, but I do not see how Maine would have any right to this money, legally.

One thing that I have learned in my life so far is there are certain situations in which you should just keep your mouth shut. Currently, they may not be aware of your sitution. If you ask them for advice they will always tell you what is best for them - to give them your money!
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Waldo County
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If New Hampshire does not have state income taxes, and that is where 100% of your income comes from, then I would you do not have to pay state income taxes, to anyone. I could be wrong, but I do not see how Maine would have any right to this money, legally.

One thing that I have learned in my life so far is there are certain situations in which you should just keep your mouth shut. Currently, they may not be aware of your sitution. If you ask them for advice they will always tell you what is best for them - to give them your money!

I am amazed that this question keeps appearing on this and other forums. The question is not where you earn money, but where you are a legal resident. If you are a legal resident of the State of Maine, then you are subject to ALL of the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Maine.

Perhaps it would be best for the poster to review the Maine Revenue Services web site, and if still in doubt, CALL the Maine Revenue Service and ask them the question directly.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I am amazed that this question keeps appearing on this and other forums. The question is not where you earn money, but where you are a legal resident. If you are a legal resident of the State of Maine, then you are subject to ALL of the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Maine.

Perhaps it would be best for the poster to review the Maine Revenue Services web site, and if still in doubt, CALL the Maine Revenue Service and ask them the question directly.
You pay income tax to the state that you work in. Period. You can live all the that you want in Maine; but if you 'work' in New Hampshire or Delaware or Washington or the effin Moon, then you pay your income tax to them.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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When you have multiple income streams; you file taxes for each state that you have an income stream coming in from.

The state that you wish to consider yourself a resident of, is the state that you file 'resident' forms in.

Every other state that you have an income stream from you file their 'non-resident' tax forms.

Obviously I am not saying that you must actually 'pay' income taxes, I woud never say that. I do not 'pay' income taxes and over 25% of American households do not pay any income taxes. We 'file' income taxes.

Best of luck and do remember to keep yourself sheletered
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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If you live in Maine and work in NH you pay.

If you live in NH and work in Maine you pay.

They are trying to figure out how to tax those who live and work in NH since they pay no income tax and Augusta says that is just wrong.
If you live in ME and work in NH you pay ME.
If you live in ME and work in ME you pay ME.
If you live in NH and work in ME You pay ME.
When I first moved here from MA, another resident income tax state, they prorated for the portion of the year I lived in MA, the other part to ME.
If doesn't seem fair but the way they figure it, if you work here you're subject to and eligible for certain services, DES, road, police, fire, etc. If you live here you're subject to the same and more services .

I object to the "use" tax. No state should have a right to tax your spending. Once you've earned the money and paid your tax that should be enough. MA has a sales tax that only pertains to MA sales. Why ME thinks they're entiltled to more I'll never know. And they assume that you buy in NH if you live near the border and tax you accordingly. the burden of proof for origin of purchases is on the taxpayer. Bull#@$^&.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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If you live in Maine and work in Ma....you pay both....but Mass refunds your portion to Maine and then you would pay the difference if Maine is more....or get a refund if Maine is less..

If you live in Ma and work in Maine you pay both, but then Maine will refund your taxes to Ma and again the difference would be worked out.....


basically.....you ONLY pay taxes in to the state you actually LIVE in.

The confusion lies in that getting a check in Ma even if you live in maine....Ma will withhold their taxes.......but then when you actually file where you live....like maine.....Maine will get the taxes paid to mass..from mass in a rufund.. plus any additional "if necessary" from you...

NH has no withholdings because of no state tax....so when you file...be prepard to owe Maine!
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